Scaling a frame and its content to specific dimensions


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Scaling a frame and its content to specific dimensions

Okay, in this video I actually get to show you one of my favorite little secret shortcuts. It's kind of geeky though, so we've got to forgive that. I want to change the width let's say of this object and its frame to a specific amount. So right now it's currently 21 picas wide. Let's say that I want the width to fit 15 picas wide. Okay. Well, that should be easy enough, right, just go into the Width field and type in 15 and hit Return, right? No, because that's the resize. Remember the Width and Height widgets are for resizing frames.

The Scale widgets are for scaling them and the content as well. So I am going to undo that. I wanted the image to fit, continue to fit within that frame and scale along with it when I typed in 15 picas. So let's select that image again. What's the workaround? Just type in the 15 p in the Scale widget instead. Remember you can go ahead and type in percentages in the Width and Height field but you can also just type in specific dim...

Scaling a frame and its content to specific dimensions
Video duration: 1m 23s 6h 28m Intermediate

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Scaling a frame and its content to specific dimensions provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the InDesign CS4 Power Shortcuts

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Design
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