InDesign Qs: Text Formatting and Jump Lists

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If I have a 4-column page with a block of text that spans about 3 columns, is there a way to make InDesign automatically stretch the wording to take up the entire four columns?


Also, since I'm designing a newspaper, is there a way to have InDesign automatically list where the continuation of an article is located?  I think this is called a Jump List but not sure...it's the numbering on a newspaper, for example, you read the first half of an article on the front page, and then it directs you to the second half of the article by means of "See NBA Conf Finals on page 5".
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If you use "justify all lines" on the text, it will make the text fill the text box from left to right.

For linking to other pages - I believe you use a hyperlink if you want it to be retained in a PDF (http://help.adobe.com/en_US/indesign/cs/using/WSB152EA6F-30D9-417c-9E16-A2C492C04892.html). Or, you may just want to use a cross-reference which shows the page that the article continues on (http://help.adobe.com/en_US/indesign/cs/using/WS9AD9A0DA-E10F-4d1e-9EB2-999FB61D21E8.html)

I don't think a cross reference can be generated automatically - I think you  have to manuall choose the spot on the continued page to make it work.

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Justify all lines is not exactly what I was looking for.  Rather, I'd like to know how to make all the paragraphs take up the entire columns vertically as well.  Is that possible?
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So I re-read what you said - and I think what you mean is the copy you have doesn't fit all 4 columns? The only way to make it fit - to make it flow into all 4 columns - is to 1) write moer copy, 2) add spacing between lines (change the Leading) and/or make the font bigger. 3) You can also use Tracking (Tracking is the process of loosening or tightening a block of text.)

Adjust tracking
Select a range of characters.
In the Character panel or Control panel, type or select a numeric value for Tracking (the Tracking symbol is a capital A with an arrow below it - the arrow points left to right.

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Actually, what I was looking for a Jump Line.  Here is the article that explains it:

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/indesign/cs/using/WSa285fff53dea4f8617383751001ea8cb3f-7111a.html#WSa285fff53dea4f8617383751001ea8cb3f-7107a


But thank you for the other info :)

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Thanks, that is cool (didn't really ever do jump lines like that!)

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Follow the link and you'll read about Jump Lines.

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