Allow text frames to grow and shrink InDesign CS6


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Allowing text frames to grow and shrink

Text frames seem never to be exactly the size you want them to be especially when you need to add text at the last minute. Fortunately InDesign offers some great and easy ways to control the size of text frames quickly and even automatically. In this roux_flyer document from the exercise files I can see that this text frame is slightly too large. It doesn't technically matter that it is too large but if I'm trying to clean this up I may want to make this text frame a little bit smaller. And when I do so the text becomes overset, I made it too small.

So how big should the text frame be? I'll make it larger here and I'm going to use a feature that will fit the frame exactly to the size of the text. I'll go to the Object menu, choose Fitting and then choose Fit Frame to Content. You'll see that there's actually a keyboard shortcut there for that, but honestly I never use the menu item or the keyboard shortcut, instead I use the really cool shortcut of double-clicki...

Allowing text frames to grow and shrink
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Allowing text frames to grow and shrink provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS6 Essential Training

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Design
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InDesign
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