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    Under Review  ·  Abhinav Kaushik responded

    Thank you all for your feedback and votes on the feature request.
    We are currently looking into this important feature request. As part of the evaluation, I would be reaching out to some of you to gather deeper insights.
    Please help us by providing your valuable inputs and feedback.

    Regards,
    Abhinav Kaushik (AK)
    Product Manager, InDesign

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    7 comments  ·  Adobe InDesign: Bugs » Document/Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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    The proper way to use this feature has been explained. It works like this:

    The extra text frame (containing the Previous/Next Page Number) need not be linked to the text frame to which it refers. It just has to touch that text frame.

    The way this feature works is that you have a text frame that contains some text on a certain page. That text continues on a different page that is random. So, for example, in a magazine, you have an article that starts on page 11, and then it continues on page 80. In that case, you will create a separate text frame on page 11, make it touch the text frame that contains the article and put "Continued on Page . Similarly, on page 80, you will create a separate text frame and make it touch the article and put "Continued from Page .
    When you do…

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    Thomas M Ex Posterboy commented  · 

    From what I understand (reading and re-reading the answer), I have finally had an "aha moment". The "previous Page Number" and "Next Page Number" markers can work in two ways.

    1. Inside the text flow of linked threaded text frames
    2. Touching a linked threaded text frame.

    Note that these markers will never work if you are not using linked text frames. They will simply autopolulate with the "Current Page Number" marker.

    It is slightly confusing/frustrating if you aren't using linked text boxes in the first place.

    But it can be done as Ravi has explained.

    If all you want to do is place a text block on a page and use previous/next page markers, then just make sure that your "page #" text box touches the linked text box... problem solved.

    This would absolutely work in situations where your client can't make up their minds and you have to keep flipping page order around without breaking layouts or losing text in the shuffle.

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