Threading text blocks
All text in PageMaker resides inside containers called text blocks.
A Text block can be connected to other text block so that the text in one text block can flow into another text block.
Text blocks that are connected in this way are threaded. The process of connecting text among Text blocks is called threading text. Text that flows through one or more threaded blocks is called a story.
Once you have a loaded text icon, you can use one of three text-flow options to place text in text blocks.
To cancel a loaded text icon, click the pointer tool in the toolbox; no text is deleted.
A threaded text block can be identified by a plus sign in its top and/or bottom handles. Refer Figure 1.23-Fig 1.25
Unthreaded text is where a text block stands alone, without being connected to any other block. These blocks have nothing in their top and bottom handles.
Method - 1:
Select the block that you wish to unthread with the pointer tool. Click on Edit > Cut in the menu bar.(the block disappear). Now click on the Edit > Paste in the menu bar. The block will reappear in the same position, but it is now an unthreaded block.
BEWARE: if the block is in the middle of a story, say the second of the three, the first block is now threaded directly to the third.
Method - 2:
Select the block that you wish to unthread with the pointer tool. Then choose the Text tool and select all the text in the block. Then click on Edit > Cut in the menu bar.(the block disappear). Now click the insertion point within an existing threaded block. Then click on Edit > Paste in the menu bar. The text will be added in this block.