I created a templae 1 inch high, 3 inches wide. I have set it to get one line of text input from a .csv file created in Excel.
The text input has been set to use Arial 22pt. Sometimes my line of text is too long and the input becomes truncated on start and end of its line. I have tried to change the text to a paragraph text and using fit text to paragraph frame with limited success. Sometimes it works ok, automatically downsizing the text to fit but often it wraps to a second line with isn't visible on my finished print. So, by trial and error, changing the text smaller and smaller until I can see the full line in a print preview and it will work. Tedious, tedious, especially when my list has over 50 items. (the print preview setup may show 6 across, 10 down.
Has anyone found a good way to downsize the text automatically to fit the template box? I want to have consistent output and if a short word or line fits the space I want it to use the Arial 22pt font, not stretch to fill the space available. However, if the word or line is too big to fit, I would like it to automatically shrink to fit the space. Help please.
Have you tried Right-Clicking on the Text Frame and selecting the option Fit Text To Frame?
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Sorry, I don't know what's been happening to me recently. I'm missing parts of your question and you did mention that you tried that.
I will make contact with a few persons and try to get a workable solution for you...
Still seeing this issue, anyone able to help me out?
another project has come up where I need to fit text to a spot in the template. I don't want the spacesize available to change, just the font size to shrink to fit the space as required. Anyone able to help me out on this? I'm using version X3, X4 and X5.