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Break columns script

Script for InDesign CS3 by Peter Werner.

Breaks columns in the selected text frame into separate text frames, keeping original columns' sizes, gutter and text flow.

Before (a single text frame with three columns).

After (three separate, linked to each other, text frames)

To install, place Breakcolumns.jsx file into Startup scripts folder and restart InDesign. A new menu item called Break Into Columns will appear at the bottom of Object menu.

To uninstall remove the script from Startup scripts folder and restart InDesign.

Click here to download the script.

Check out also Steve Wareham's Columns2Frames.jsx script and an article about it.