For years I have been working around this problem, but I am now working on a very lengthy document and would love to know if a solution exists.
You have a text frame that says "Site Plan A". You want to revise the text to read "Site Plan A & B". If your text frame is already set to fit content, and you paste in your longer text it will over-set. Now if you fit frame to content again, your text has flowed to a second line.
Some sort of additional key command that tells InDesign to only expand your text box to the left so your over set text stays where it is supposed to stay.
I know that in Photoshop and Illustrator there is paragraph text (that will return to the next line) and non-paragraph text that will expand the frame. I agree that the majority of text in InDesign is paragraph text and I have no contention with that being the default setting, but is there some way to assign headlines different settings?
I know that the other solution is to set up text frames to run the length of the available space, but I find that can make frame selection frustrating. Also it does not allow you to snap to guides or align/distribute spaces, which is dependent on the frame being fit to content. (maybe I am wrong about this, please correct me if I'm wrong, I am always happy to improve technique)
I appreciate any suggestions, if nothing already exists I will re-post in the suggested features section.
Thanks very much -
Have you tried setting auto-size in the text frame options and allowing frames to expand in width?
Text Frame Auto Size + Object Style + Keyboard Shortcut = SO MUCH FASTER!!!
Thanks so much.