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    wrap a Word objects across columns? (2000 SR-1)

    Hello. I have a multi-page Word document that I'm trying to insert into a tri-fold publisher brochure. The total information will fit if I can spread it across multiple columns, but is such a thing possible?

    To give a bit of background on what I'm trying to do here, I started this project out by placing one Publisher textbox 'inside' of another with text in the 'outer' textbox wrapping around the inside boxes (which had borders). Problem was, I couldn't get the inside textboxes to "flow" with the text around them as I inserted or deleted the outer box's text. So I switched to Word, which I know can handle this sort of thing. But now I have a multipage Word document that I have to make flow across several Publisher columns. (I really *don't* want to break my Word document into seperate files for insertion, unless I absolutely have to and only then if I can make the info flow from one Word doc to the next.) If I can anchor a textbox's location to other text in Publisher, that should work too, but I can't figure out how to do this either. Suggestions?

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    Mark

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    Re: wrap a Word objects across columns? (2000 SR-1)

    If I understand you correctly, you want 3 columns in a three-fold (A4?) brochure in Publisher. If you fill each of your Publisher columns with a text box, insert the text file into the first box and then link all 3 text boxes together, you will have the desired result.
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    Re: wrap a Word objects across columns? (2000 SR-1)

    Unfortunately, that won't quite do the trick, b/c I have some text paragraphs for which I want to have a border around the paragraph *within the text box* (so that the paragraph with the border will flow with the surrounding paragraphs which do not). It appears that borders are only able to be placed around objects, not paragraphs.

    Actually, I've ended up converting my entire document to Microsoft Word now. It was a bit more of a pain to set up initially, but I think I'll have the flexibility that I want better than with Publisher to do things like this as well as working with text/document includes easier.

    Thanks anyway.

    Mark

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    Re: wrap a Word objects across columns? (2000 SR-1)

    I'm probably too late to convince you now, but Publisher is much more flexible than Word in so far as where you can put text, pictures, logos etc. It can certainly do what you want, simply by creating the paragraph in its own text box and linking it with the rest. You can then border that one box and it still forms part of the overall flow.
    I was going to attach an example but PUB files aren't accepted. I like Word, but when it comes to getting a document EXACTLY as you want it, Publisher is hard to beat (and easy to get the hang of!)
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