Making automatic jump lines: InDesign Secrets

Published by | Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Making automatic jump lines

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A jump line is a line of text that appears at the bottom of an article, telling readers that the article is being cut off there, but will continue on another page; e.g., “Continued on page 288.” Another jump line often appears at the top of the column for the continuing article; e.g., “Continued from page 287.”

It’s easy enough to enter jump lines manually, but if you later add or delete pages from your layout, you have to remember to correct the page numbers in all of your jump lines. So if you know how to use page markers in Adobe InDesign, you can save yourself some work.

Watch today’s free episode of InDesign Secrets with Anne-Marie Concepción to find out how to add automatic numbering to your jump lines with markers, and learn a couple of different treatments for styling jump lines. She’ll also show you how to save your variations in a library that can be shared with other designers.

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2 Responses to “Making automatic jump lines: InDesign Secrets

  1. Angie says:

    Hi, AMC,
    I have noticed a glitch in the way the jump lines work when there is a text frame on the master page. I set up my file to include text frames on master pages so that the auto-add and -delete pages feature of InDesign CC works (and it works great!). But when I have a sidebar text frame that I place on a page the “continued on …” and “continued from …” jump lines use the master page text frame as a reference, so the jump lines that use the “next page” or “previous page” symbol only take the reference from the previous master page, not the page on which the linked sidebar actually resides.
    I double-checked the layers panel and made sure that my sidebar was topmost, that the jump line was over the sidebar layer. Nothing. I had to actually turn off the master page text frame via the eyeball in the layers panel and then it worked fine. This temporary fix is ok for now because all my sidebars are full page, but if that changes after edits, then I will be forced to rework and rebuild.
    Have you found a fix for this glitch?
    Thanks! Angie

  2. Angie says:

    I updated my InDesign CC to the latest version. The problem appears to be resolved. My files are gathered into an .indb file which renumbers and adjusts the pages as changes are made, and all appears to be well now. That’s one worry down.

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