merge text frames
When copying data from other inDesign files into a new InDesign file, I always end up with multiple text frames, most of them empty, because it creates a new text frame every time, stacked on top of the empty one that was already there. It's very frustrating and has been a talked-about issue for a while (based on my Google searches.) Please, add a Merge Text Frames option to the menu. None of the scripts I've used have worked. It's torturous. As an author, I am constantly editing my text and it's frustrating to realize that adjusting a master page layout won't work because your text is in a random frame that was imported. I either have to manually adjust the text box on each page (400 pages) or export everything to Word and start a new InDesign file. Both options take a really long time. Please. So much please.
Please just provide TWO FEATURES:
1. Merge two selected text frames into one text frame.
2. Split a text frame into two text frames based on the current cursor position.
These are SO fundamental to working with text frames. It's been very hard living without these basic operations.