The Story Editor is an InDesign feature that allows you to work on the content of your document separate from your layout. Then you can edit your text however you please (font, point size, colors, etc.) without having to worry about the document formatting. You can work within the Story Editor window while viewing your document alongside to see how Story Editor changes affect the document as a whole.
You can easily maintain "jump-lines" for stories that continue to other pages (i.e., a line that says "Continued on page 42."). Use a jump-line page number to automatically update the number of the page containing a story's next (or previous) threaded text frame when the text reflows.
Usually the jump-line page number should be in a separate text frame from the text it tracks. That way, the jump-line page number remains in position even if the text reflows.
To add an automatic jump-line page number:
- With the Type tool , drag to create a new text frame above or below an existing one that contains the text that you wish to track.
- With the Selection tool, position the new text frame so that it overlaps the one containing the tracked text.
- With a text insertion point active in the new text frame, type in text such as "Continued from" or "Continued on" and then do one of the following:
- To add a "Continued from" page number, choose Type > Insert Special Character > Previous Page Number. You can also right-click (Windows) or click (Mac OS) on the text frame, and in the context menu that appears, choose Insert Special Character > Previous Page Number.
- To add a "Continued on", choose Type > Insert Special Character > Next Page Number. You can also right-click (Windows) or click (Mac OS) on the text frame, and in the context menu that appears, choose Insert Special Character > Next Page Number.