Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video 3. AutoFit, part of InDesign CS4: 10 Free Must-Have Plug-ins.
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 just snapped right up to the bottom? This is incredible.…
- Acquiring and installing plug-ins
- Using AutoFit to automatically expand and move frames
- Enhancing pages with PatternMaker
- Building puzzles with a single click using Sudoku
- Enabling multiple undos with MultiDo