3. AutoFit


show more 3. AutoFit provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS4: 10 Free Must-Have Plug-ins show less
please wait ...

3. AutoFit

I want to show you an extraordinary plug-in which is so amazing, I can't believe that it's free. It does two basic things. It lets you auto-expand text frames and it lets you set up relationships between different objects on your page. I will show you what I mean. I'm going to select this text frame and zoom in to 200% so we can see it a little bit better. Then I'm going to go to the Window menu and choose from the Typefi submenu, AutoFit. The AutoFit panel lets me do various things but the main thing I'm going to focus on is this popup menu at the bottom. Right now it's set to Keep Frame Size. I'm going to change it to Resize From Top.

Resize From Top means, keep the top of the text frame exactly where it is, but let the bottom of the text frame expand or contract as necessary. Check this out. I'm going to Double-Click to switch the Type tool and then select all of this text and delete it. Did you see what happened? See how the bottom of the text frame j...

3. AutoFit
Video duration: 4m 1s 34m 57s Appropriate for all

Viewers:

3. AutoFit provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS4: 10 Free Must-Have Plug-ins

Subject:
Design
Software:
InDesign
Author:
please wait ...