2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 20, 2014 4:04 AM by disabled_dconnect

    Resize text field of labels to snap around text

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      Resize text field of labels to snap around text

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           Hi,

           I'm getting annoyed with having to resize each label text field to fit around the text. Some fields are too long, some too narrow and short. I've been doing a lot of developing work and the fields have got a bit messy. Deleting all and creating new field labels would work, but it would be just as much time to do as resizing.

           I would have thought inspector would have had a snap field to text option or something like that.

           I've a lot of labels that have much larger fields, so does anyone know of any other way other than doing them individually or labels of only one line selecting all of them and resizing that way for the vertical height.

           Thanks :)

        • 1. Re: Resize text field of labels to snap around text
          philmodjunk

               How did you get that situation? It's actually not that easy to do as most methods for re-sizing a layout text object such as your field label won't let you size the object too small. "Too big" on the other hand doesn't really create any major issues for your layout when you view it in browse mode as far as I can tell.

               The only way I can get a text object to be a size that doesn't show the whole label is to use the width or height boxes in the inspector.

               If I do get layout text that is clipped due to such a re-size, I can snap it back out to the size needed to show the whole text by double clicking the layout text.

               You can also select groups of layout text objects by shift clicking or dragging a selection box and then you can resize them all at the same time.

          • 2. Re: Resize text field of labels to snap around text

                 Hi Phil,

                 I got into the situation because I've been renaming fields, then renaming the labels then swapping from one font to another …

                 The main thing that happens is that I make a label and it's say 2cm across, then I rename it with a longer name, and the text jumps down to a second line, then I have to make the field longer and the text goes back onto one line but leaves a second line empty.

                 So I've lots of text fields with differing amounts of empty field space because of this mucking around.

                 Yes, your last idea is the one I've been using, it's a long old process though!