Jump to content

Exempt a field from copyfitting


Recommended Posts

Is there a way to "protect" a particular field from copyfitting? Or to set a maximum point size for one variable text field that overrides the copyfit settings?


I have a text frame with two lines. The first line is at 10 pt and the second line is at 5. I have the copyfit rule set to go no smaller than 8pt, so this means whenever copyfitting is applied the 5pt line is increased to 8pts. This is bad.


What I really need is a way to allow normal copyfitting to everything else in the document, but NOT to the 5pt line. That I want to stay exactly the same, no smaller, no larger. Is this possible?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The whole point of a minimum size is that no text should be output below that size, so if you specify a minimum of 8 points, then yes, 5-point text will be changed to 8-point. You could always set the minimum size to a lower value, say, 5 points, which will prevent the 5-point text from being made larger (unless you check the "Allow text to expand to fit" box).


Or, if the text is really two separate lines, then just put it into two different text frames, and only copyfit the first one.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...