I stupidly paid someone to convert my CV to indesign. Now I can't add!
August 4, 2014 9:20 AM   Subscribe

Help! I paid a task rabbit to turn my ugly MS Word CV to indesign. (Which was, I think, dumb. I wanted LaTeX, but all the design people suggested indesign, and for some reason I listened to them...) Now it turns out that when the document was created, there were a fixed number of pages...

So when I add more material (as one does with an academic cv), instead of flowing the text on a new page, it just squishes things on top of one another. I figured out how to add a new page, but can't figure out how to make the text box or whatever it's called in graphics-person-speak flow from the previous last page onto the new last page.

Can someone save me? Also, is there a good guide out there for working with really basic documents (like, no images even) in indesign?
posted by paultopia to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
Best answer: You are not doomed! Find the last page with text. At the bottom right corner of the text frame, is there a little plus sign in the box? Click on that little box. Now the text is loaded up and ready to flow onto the next page. Go to the next page. Click just inside the top left corner of the frame on the next page. The text should flow into the new frame.

A better explanation here.
posted by ocherdraco at 9:32 AM on August 4, 2014 [1 favorite]

I think you may also want to turn OFF Auto-Size Text.

(generally, "extra" text in a text frame should just flow beyond the "bottom" of the text frame without resizing, and the little red '+' will appear to let you know content is being cropped/off-screen. If text is squishing up, that is non-standard behavior, and likely caused by the "Auto Size Text" setting.)
posted by misterbrandt at 9:46 AM on August 4, 2014

Converting a CV to LaTeX shouldn't be too hard. Any grad student from engineering will be happy to do it for 50 bucks. Feel free to memail me, I could look at it.
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