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From Brian Barker <>
Subject Re: unique uses of frame styles
Date Fri, 18 Oct 2013 05:03:20 GMT
At 18:12 17/10/2013 -0400, David L Babcock wrote:
>On 10/17/2013 12:53 PM, Brian Barker wrote:
>>At 12:18 17/10/2013 -0400, David L Babcock wrote:
>>>I needed a doc to generate pages for a small 5-hole notebook/binder.
>>>I fit 2 pages per sheet but then needed outlines for the cutting 
>>>out.  The outline graphic also had "dots" to mark where the 10 
>>>holes needed to be punched. Obviously to avoid two-pass printing, 
>>>had to use frames and/or a background image.
>>>It was hell. But I got it working.  Long enough ago that 
>>>particulars escape me.  I do remember that the two little "pages" 
>>>were side by side, that "newspaper columns" were used. And that 
>>>adding text would properly move lines to the second little page, 
>>>But NOT to the following real (8.5x11) page.  Sorry don't remember 
>>>if the final product used frames. (I think it did, and that's what 
>>>broke line-moving).
>>>Not asking for solutions, ...
>>If you do want to recreate this (or if others do so), your use of 
>>frames does not need to "break line-moving".  Using *linked* 
>>frames, you can preserve the natural flow of text from frame to 
>>frame - and from a frame on one page to a frame on another.  See 
>>"frames;linking" in the help text.
>Thank you.
>It occurs to me that newspaper columns, and side-by-side, were not 
>needed, if I gotten the frames right.  No?  Would have been much 
>less picky-picky formatting.

Well, yes: the two pages on each sheet could also be linked frames, 
with many frames linked in a chain across several pages.

Brian Barker

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