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AutoFit plug-in for InDesign CS4 released

Typefi announced on Friday that the very cool AutoFit plug-in, a FREE plug-in for InDesign has been released for InDesign CS4. With this plug-in you can turn text frames into soft-bottom / soft-top frames that automatically grow as more text is inserted. Additionally an added tool in InDesigns toolbar allows the setting of relationships between frames, lines etc. So that when one object grows, the others follow ūüôā

See the following tips for some AutoFit tutorials:

Web-reference: AutoFit plug-in (2009, Typefi Systems)

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10 Comments

  1. Cari Jansen Cari Jansen
    August 11, 2010    

    @Terri as far as I’m aware that should work. Is it a stand-alone text frame? would the entire table fall within the frame?

  2. Terri VandeVegte Terri VandeVegte
    August 6, 2010    

    I like it! Works great for “normal” text frames – but what about a text frame containing a table? I was hoping if I added rows/columns to the table, the frame would automatically resize. Am I missing something?

    Thanks,
    Terri

  3. Andrei Andrei
    March 31, 2010    

    Great! And thank’s for the tip; it also works if you reapply the style to the paragraph, so it’s really not that bad.

  4. Andrei Andrei
    March 29, 2010    
    • Cari Jansen Cari Jansen
      March 30, 2010    

      Hi Andrei,

      I can replicate the issue you are seeing, when editing the leading in the Paragraph Style Options dialog. It indeed doesn’t work… wow! I will report to Typefi Systems for you.

      As a work-around if you want to edit the paragraph style:
      In the control panel, increase the font-size or leading… you’ll see it working in that case… then once you’re happy with the settings, right-click the paragraph style and then choose “redefine style” (or choose this from the paragraph style panel menu).

      Cheers,

      Cari

  5. Cari Jansen Cari Jansen
    March 26, 2010    

    @Andrei:

    As far as I know that works in the latest version of AutoFit for CS4 (just tested it). Are you sure you have changed the Resize option in the AutoFit panel for the text frame to “Resize From Top/Bottom/Centre”?

    Cari

  6. Andrei Andrei
    March 23, 2010    

    the plug-in works fine BUT the text box doesn’t resize if you change the font’s size or leading from the paragraph styles. hm?

  7. rupam rupam
    February 10, 2010    

    could you please give me the link from where i can download the plugin

    Thanks
    Rupam

  8. August 17, 2009    

    Great stuff, Cari! Thanks.

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