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How Text Boxes Can Auto-Expand In Adobe InDesign CC With Auto Size

Lesson 22 from: Adobe InDesign Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

How Text Boxes Can Auto-Expand In Adobe InDesign CC With Auto Size

Lesson 22 from: Adobe InDesign Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

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22. How Text Boxes Can Auto-Expand In Adobe InDesign CC With Auto Size

Lessons

Class Trailer

Overview

1

Introduction To Adobe InDesign CC Advanced

02:24
2

Getting Started With The Adobe InDesign CC Advanced Class

02:38
3

Adjusting Your Workspace For Maximum Amazingness

08:20

Fonts

4

Setting The Default Font Size For New Documents Adobe InDesign

01:14
5

Special Features For Typekit & Open Type Fonts

07:43
6

Where To Get Great Free Fonts For Use In InDesign

03:34
7

Mastering Your Fonts In Adobe InDesign CC

03:39
8

What The Font - Font Guess In Adobe InDesign CC

06:20
9

How To Pick Beautiful Font Pairings In Adobe InDesign CC

02:27
10

Quiz - Fonts

Creative Cloud APP

11

Free Icons Using Adobe Market In InDesign CC

05:45

Color

12

How To Use The Color Theme Tool In Adobe InDesign CC

03:13
13

Using Color Modes In Adobe InDesign CC

02:37
14

Importing Colors & Setting Default Colors In Adobe InDesign CC

06:58
15

Finding Great Colours Using Adobe Color For Use In Adobe InDesign CC

01:11
16

Appearance Of Black & Proofing Colours

07:59
17

Draw Lot Of Shapes At Once InDesign Gridify Live Distribute

13:15
18

Quiz - Color

Drawing

19

How To Make Arrows In Adobe InDesign CC

04:13
20

How To Draw Complex Flowers In Adobe InDesign CC

07:25
21

Quiz - Drawing

Paragraph Goodness

22

How Text Boxes Can Auto-Expand In Adobe InDesign CC With Auto Size

04:41
23

Placeholder Text Alternatives In Adobe InDesign CC

05:43
24

How To Add Paragraph Borders & Shading In Adobe InDesign CC

09:57
25

Paragraph Vs Single Line Composer In Adobe InDesign CC

02:17
26

How To Make Paragraphs Span 2 Columns In Adobe InDesign CC

03:00
27

Mastering Justification In Adobe InDesign CC

04:42
28

Mastering Hyphenation Options Using Adobe InDesign CC

06:54
29

Optical Margin Alignment In Adobe InDesign CC

02:25
30

The Secret Power Of Keep Options In Adobe InDesign CC

05:00
31

Advanced Anchored Objects In Adobe InDesign CC

04:27
32

How To Use Conditional Text In Adobe InDesign CC

07:23
33

Quiz - Paragraph Goodness

Charts & Infographics

34

How To Create Pie Charts & Bar Graphs In Adobe InDesign CC

09:37
35

Quiz - Charts & Infographics

Interactive Documents

36

The Pros & Cons Of The Various Interactive Types In InDesign CC

08:46
37

How To Create An Interactive PDF In Adobe InDesign CC

08:48
38

How To Add Interactive Page Transitions In Adobe InDesign CC

03:58
39

How To Add Navigation To An Interactive PDF In Adobe InDesign CC

06:01
40

What Is Publish Online In Adobe InDesign CC

06:39
41

How To Publish Your Adobe InDesign Publish Online Documents

03:37
42

How To Add Video To Adobe InDesign CC Documents

06:56
43

How To Create Interactive Button Triggered Animations In InDesign CC

05:53
44

How To Make A Multi State Object In Adobe InDesign CC

03:36
45

How To Add Adobe Animate CC To InDesign CC Files

03:39
46

Adding Maps & Calendars To Interactive Documents In InDesign CC

02:52
47

How To Create QR Codes In Adobe InDesign CC

02:49
48

Quiz - Interactive Documents

Keyboard Shortcuts

49

Keyboard Shortcuts In Adobe InDesign CC That Will Change Your Life

11:04
50

Keyboard Shortcuts

Long Documents

51

How To Automatically Place Lots Of Text Onto Multiple Pages In InDesign CC

08:07
52

How To Make A Cross Reference In Adobe InDesign CC

06:33
53

How To Create An Index In Adobe InDesign CC

05:21
54

Add Document Name Automatically To The Page In InDesign Using Text Variables

05:47
55

How To Use The Adobe InDesign CC Book Feature

04:53
56

Quiz - Long Documents

Preferences

57

Changing Preferences For Advanced InDesign Users

05:24

Workflow Speed Tips

58

How To Speed Up Your Workflow For Advanced InDesign CC Users Styles

03:34

Styles

59

Why Should I Use Character Styles In Adobe InDesign CC

04:09
60

Advanced Paragraph Styles In Adobe InDesign CC

01:57
61

How To Use & Map Word Styles In With Adobe InDesign Styles

03:18
62

How To Create Nested Styles In Adobe InDesign CC

04:08
63

How To Create A Grep Style In Adobe InDesign CC

05:58
64

How To Use A Next Style In Adobe InDesign CC

05:27
65

Advanced Object Styles In Adobe InDesign CC

07:51
66

Quiz - Styles

Multiple Documents

67

Best Practices For Working Across Multiple Documents In Adobe InDesign

10:06

Images

68

How To Use Adobe Stock With Adobe InDesign CC

03:16
69

How To Crop Images Inside Of Text In Adobe InDesign CC

04:11
70

Using Adobe Comp CC To Make InDesign Layouts On Your Mobile Phone Or Ipad

03:47
71

Quiz - Images

CC Libraries

72

Advanced Use Of CC Libraries In Adobe InDesign CC

09:40

Photoshop & Illustrator

73

How To Get The Most Of Photoshop & Illustrator In Adobe InDesign CC

13:32

Forms

74

How To Create A PDF Form Using Adobe InDesign CC

21:17
75

Quiz - Forms

Pages

76

Advanced Use Of The Pages Panel In Adobe InDesign CC

08:22
77

How To Place InDesign Documents Inside Of Each Other

01:55
78

Quiz - Pages

Scripts

79

How To Use And Install Scripts In Adobe InDesign CC

08:42

Speed Up InDesign

80

How To Speed Up InDesign When It’s Running Really Slow

07:34
81

Quiz - Speed Up InDesign

Exporting & Printing Tricks

82

Advanced Exporting & Printing Tricks For Adobe InDesign CC

02:32
83

Quiz - Exporting & Printing Tricks

Next Steps

84

BONUS: Software Updates

03:42
85

What To Do Once You’ve Finished Your Advanced InDesign CC Training Class

01:04

Final Quiz

86

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

How Text Boxes Can Auto-Expand In Adobe InDesign CC With Auto Size

Hi there in this video, we're going to look at auto expanding text boxes. We've all had this problem right where we've got a title, we've duplicated it. We're going to put in another one but it is just chairs and benches. It doesn't fit. And you grab this and drag that out or you link it to another text box. Drama. Imagine though you could transform this box. So when I paste into it, look at it magically gets bigger and smaller. It's called the auto size for text frames. Let's go and learn how to do that now in in design. Okay, first up we're going to be starting a new project that we're gonna be working on. So it's got a new document and then let's switch to from print to web because this is going to end up being an interactive document. Okay. It's gonna have animations and it's going to go out to some cool places for interactivity and basically what that changes is the dimensions we're gonna be working in pixels instead of inches or centimeters. The size wise, we're gonna make our is...

kind of like a full HD Okay, so a kind of a normal, typical presentation from a data projector type size. So it'd be really common to have neither of these sizes. It's 1920 by 10 80. Okay, that'd be a really common, just kind of like screen size. Now we're gonna use landscape pages wise, We'll leave it at one at the moment. Um columns. I want to use four in this case and the gut. I want to get right up to something big like 55. The margins are beginning quite big as well. 150 pixels all the way around. We won't use bleed or slug. Let's create great. Let's save it and we'll stick it onto our desktop in the folder we've created in design advanced course where this one's going to be called interactive magazine, correct? So the first thing I want to do for our text boxes is on page one. I'm going to drag out a text box that goes from one across two columns. Okay. And this one's gonna be for tables and I'm going to make it a lot bigger using my shortcut command shift and greater than symbol and it made it quite big and I'm using Roboto light and as a demonstration for this kind of auto tech sizing and I make the text box kind of fit relatively proportionately to the word tables. Well, I'm going to duplicate this page and show you a little shortcut while we're doing it and I can make a new page and just copy and paste it across. But if I grab this page and drag it down to this little new page icon, it makes a duplicate of it exactly the same as the page. One and page to look the same. But in here I want to put in a longer title. Okay. So this one is going to be cheers. And what else was it? Chairs and benches and the trouble with it, is that Yeah, I didn't fill out and that's always a problem in the design, Right? Is that your forever kind of dragging these out and making them bigger and making them smaller. Imagine if there was a way to automatically size them, you can totally do that now with your black arrow, have the text box selected, go up to object and go to one called text frame options. And in here there's this third option here called auto size by default. It is off. What we're gonna do is do it by width only. Okay. And we're gonna push it from the left hand side. You can kind of see that as arrows. It's going to push left rather than expand both sides. I'm using my hands to describe this. You can't see my hands. Okay, So we're gonna go from the left and push right. Let's click. Ok. And what that just means now is that? And when I start typing, when I start typing it gets bigger along with it. Okay, so it's just a really handy trick to turn on for especially titles like this where you don't want them, you know, you're gonna have different sizes. So I'm gonna duplicate it again, do our third option and it's going to get smaller as well as wider. This one here is shelves and we'll do one more and this one is going to be bed, bedside tables. Cool. So auto text frames work both width and height. So if you've got a text box here and you want it to get bigger and smaller, depending on the text. If I go type and I go to the placeholder text and I make it smaller. Okay, well I make another box and it just needs to be smaller. It's over set and all you have to do is the exact same part. Text frame options, auto size and do height only. I never use height and width. Does some weird stuff and then I'm going to push from the top and then click. Ok. And you'll see as I add more text and copy and paste that it gets bigger and smaller, deleting it gets smaller, awesome. Let's get on to the next video before we do that actually. But you guys don't need you All right now in the next video.

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