4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 30, 2015 4:47 PM by rob day

    fit frame to text

    Dative Level 1

      When fitting frame to text (Cmd+Alt+C) the text is moving up to the upper left corner of the text frame. Is there a simple way to change this?

        • 1. Re: fit frame to text
          John Mensinger Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          You may have to explain why that's unexpected.

           

          By design, (whether we agree with the design decisions or not), the resizing frame is "pinned" at the top. When it contains left-justified text it will "pin" at the top-left; center-justified pins it at top-center, and right-justified pins it at top-right...but it's always TOP...regardless of the vertical justification applied. I don't believe it can be changed.

          • 2. Re: fit frame to text
            Dative Level 1

            Ah okay, that is exactly what I was asking. Can you think of any sort of way of 'cheating the system'?

            • 3. Re: fit frame to text
              John Mensinger Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              Not exactly "cheating the system" but I've really sort of taken to the Text Frame Auto-Fit features in more recent versions of InDesign...to the extent that I've made Auto Fit Height Only (pinned at top) my default for new text frames. It can present complications if your project will contain many threaded text frames, but in certain workflows, it can be a real click-saver.

              • 4. Re: fit frame to text
                rob day Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                Can you think of any sort of way of 'cheating the system'?

                You can script auto fitting so this AppleScript (OSX only) would work on a selected text frame:

                 

                tell application "Adobe InDesign CC 2014"

                    try

                        set auto sizing type of text frame preferences of selection to height only

                        fit selection given frame to content

                    on error

                        display dialog "Please select a text frame"

                    end try

                end tell