Text flow – when can you do what?
In principle it is not possible to apply manual and automatic text flow to one and the same text frame.
This is the method known up to now, which can continue to be
applied in the same way. You will find the relevant switches for this
in the Frame editing module function group
Text frames –
Special functions. You should be familiar with this application by
Automatic text flow is not assigned to the text frame
that is to flow around other frames! This
property is always
assigned to the frame or frames that the text is to flow around, i.e.
an image, a vector graphic, a line, a group frame, but ... (otherwise
it would not be Calamus ...) you can also flow text around(!) a text
frame. As this of course only makes sense in special cases, you should
treat the last option with care as long as you are not thoroughly
familiar with this method of working.
To repeat: Automatic text flow is a property that is assigned to the frame around which text is to flow. Aftwerwards you can draw, say, a text frame over it and this will then flow around the other frame automatically. If you now move the text frame or one of the frames around which the text flows, then the text flow will be recalculated automatically.
In this function group you can set various parameters for the
automatic text flow. The automatic flow refers to the
frames that the text frame is to flow around. The automatic part here
is that a text frame will only flow around another frame automatically
when this other frame is set to have text flowed automatically round
The individual switches and icons are explained below.