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Lesson 4. Importing and Editing Text > Adding a page continuation note

Adding a page continuation note

Because the story on page 2 links to another page, you can let readers know where they can resume reading when they get to the bottom of the page. To do this you will add a “(Continued on page x)” frame. You can add an automatic page number that will automatically reflect the number of the next page in the text flow.

1.
Center page 2 in the document window by scrolling or using the Pages palette.

2.
Drag a guide from the horizontal ruler down to the 46p location. Zoom in so that you can read the text in the columns easily.

3.
Select the Selection tool (), click the text frame in the right column on page 2, and then drag the lower middle handle up to the 46p guide.

4.
Select the Type tool (), and then drag to create a text frame that fills the space at the bottom of the right-most column on page 2.

5.
With a text insertion point active in the new text frame, type (Continued on page ), including the space and the parentheses. Then use the left arrow key to move the insertion point to the left of the close parenthesis.

6.
Right-click (Windows) or Ctrl+click (Mac OS) the text frame, and in the context menu that appears, choose Insert Special Character > Next Page Number. The text now reads “(Continued on page 4).”

Note

The text frame containing the jump line must touch or overlap the frame linked text for the “Next Page Number” character to work properly.

7.
If necessary, select the Selection tool, and then drag the top of the new text frame up so that it snaps to the text frame above it.

8.
With the Selection tool, click the text frame containing the “Continued on page” text, and then Shift+click to select the text frame immediately above it. Then choose Object > Group. This keeps the story and its jump line together if you move them.

Changing horizontal and vertical text alignment

The jump line text is probably formatted with a different paragraph style than you want to use. Next, you’ll reformat that text.

1.
Select the Type tool (), and then triple-click “(Continued on page 4)” to select the text.

2.
In the Paragraph Styles palette, click Body Copy.

3.
In the Character section of the Control palette, select Italic from the Type Style menu.

Notice that the Body Copy style has a plus sign next to it in the Paragraph Styles palette. The plus sign next to a style indicates that the current text has formats applied to it in addition to the style.

4.
In the Control palette, click the Paragraph Formatting Controls button (), then click the Align Right () button.

Now you will align the text at the bottom of the frame.

5.
Choose Object > Text Frame Options.

6.
In the Align drop-down menu under Vertical Justification, select Bottom. Then click OK.

7.
Press Shift+Ctrl+A (Windows) or Shift+Command+A (Mac OS) to deselect the text. Then save the file.

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