I use datasets and variables to import team information for my sport team photograhpy. This part of my workflow is working well. But the problem I am having is with the text fields. I want my text field to be a specific width to fit within my layout - and have the text expand or contract based on the width of the text layer. What happens now is the Last Name (for instance - could be the First Name, Team Name etc) for instance comes in very long and I have to manually compress the text layer width (the height is always good) to fit in the layout (or comes in really short and I have to expand it).
Going through 100's of PSDs after the import of the dataset really slows down the workflow....is there a way to "lock" a text layer to a specific width (and height) - therefore having the text expand/contract as nessessary when the import occurs?
Let me know if I am off to scripting land or if there is a method to create a specific size text layer.... (and "lock" it per say)
Thanks - let me know if I need to provide more info.....
have the text expand or contract based on the width of the text layer
Do you distort the letters with »Horizontally scale« or do you just use tracking?
In the latter case using Paragraph Text instead of Point Text set to »justify all« in the Paragraph Panel might be an option for lines that are short.
Otherwise I’m afraid you should check for help over at
Thanks for your response - I will try this tonight.