Continuing the text flow from one frame to another is called Threading. Here are some typical Threading techniques:
When creating a series of threaded text frames you can speed things up, by holding Option/Alt as you drag out a new text frame. The new text frame will be automatically threaded to the previous frame.
To see the bounding box of your text frames, even if they have nothing in them, make sure View>Show Frame Edges (Cmd/Ctrl+H) is checked.
Some people prefer to map out their layouts, drawing and linking text frames before they have the real text. To create a series of linked text frames, draw your frames with the Rectangle Frame Tool, then click the first frame with your Type Tool to designate it as a text frame. Click the text frame's out port to link it to the next frame in the thread and continue to link the frames as necessary. Optionally, you can fill these text frames with placeholder text.
Figure 2.8. Threading a headline across columns.
Using Placeholder Text
Part I: Character Formats
Going with the Flow
Getting the Lead Out
Kern, Baby, Kern
Sweating the Small Stuff: Special Characters, White Space, and Glyphs
OpenType: The New Frontier in Font Technology
Part II: Paragraph Formats
Aligning Your Type
Paragraph Indents and Spacing
First Impressions: Creating Great Opening Paragraphs
Dont Fear the Hyphen
Mastering Tabs and Tables
Part III: Styles
Stylin with Paragraph and Character Styles
Part IV: Page Layout
Setting Up Your Document
Everything in Its Right Place: Using Grids
Text Wraps: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly