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Old August 19th, 2015, 12:05 PM
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Default Re: A better CopyfitLine

Originally Posted by jmerrick0657 View Post
Dan, I found this old post and it works great for using multiple font styles in one line, however I can't figure out how to modify the function so I can input a name of the text field I want to copyfit and have it automatically calculate the width. Is that possible? Thanks.
What do you mean by "text field?" Do you mean a data field? All the examples in this thread use the name of a data field to copyfit:
Originally Posted by Dan Korn View Post
return CopyfitLineWithMagnifyTag('<f name="Arial">' +
            '<z newsize=12>' + TaggedDataField("Address"), 360);
Just put the name of your data field in there instead of "Address".

Or when you say "text field," do you mean that you want to use the name of a text frame? If so, you can use the FindTextFrame and GetSettableTextWidth() functions, like so:
Originally Posted by Dan Korn View Post
var widthInPoints = FindTextFrame("YourFrameName").GetSettableTextWidth() / 100; 
return CopyfitLineWithMagnifyTag('<f name="Arial">' +
            '<z newsize=12>' + TaggedDataField("Address"), widthInPoints);
Or, if you check the "Re-evaluate this rule for every text flow" box, you can have it use the current frame's width automatically, like so:
Originally Posted by Dan Korn View Post
var widthInPoints = FindTextFrame( / 100; 
return CopyfitLineWithMagnifyTag('<f name="Arial">' +
            '<z newsize=12>' + TaggedDataField("Address"), widthInPoints);
Although if you're doing that, it's probably easier just to turn on full-flow Copyfitting for the flow and check the "Do not break on Copyfit" box in the Paragraph Formatting dialog.
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