Tip of the Week: Finding Overset Text With Preflight
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A couple weeks back, I wrote a tip for using the Story Editor to view and edit overset text that you can’t access in the layout. But what if you need to locate the overset text first because you’re working with an especially long or complex layout?
After a pause you’ll see the preflight status off the document. If errors were found, a red dot appears. Double-click the word “error” next to the red dot to open the Preflight panel.
If there are problems with overset text, they’ll be listed under the TEXT category. Click on the small triangles to reveal the exact instances of overset. Then click on a page number to jump to a specific overset text frame.
The frame will be selected and you can immediately press Command+Y (Mac) or Ctrl+Y (Windows) to open the Story Editor and see/edit the overset text.