Auto font resizing

12/08/2008

A paragraph text frame can be set to to fit as much text in its boundary as entered by user with automatic font resizing.

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A sample CDR file can be downloaded from your Sample Stationery web-to-print catalog (go to Summary page).

Example

A paragraph text frame to auto downsizes the font if it’s set to “overflow” in the source file.

This is achieved by overflowing the text inside the paragraph frame. Simply type in more text than the paragraph frame can fit.

The easiest way to do it is by pressing Shift+Enter at the end of the text inside the paragraph text frame, especially if you’re using this feature for a single line paragraph frame. Pressing Enter (without holding Shift) will also activate the auto resizing option, but it will change a single line input field into a multiline input field as well.

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You should see a small triangle at the bottom of the paragraph frame. This means that there’s hidden text.

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Note: Auto font resizing can only be done with a Paragraph Text Frame.

Auto resizing multiple text fields

When you overflow a text frame all the text will be resized as needed, no matter how many input fields it has.

Texts with different font sizes are downsized proportionally.

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When the user enters text that fits in the paragraph text frame, there is no font resizing and the font size will be the size you set in the source file.

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If a user enters more text that can fit the frame then the font is automatically downsized to fit.

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