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Hello,

I have a crazy problem linking text frames.

If I have a textframe with overflowing text and then use the triangle tool to draw a new text box, the text suddenly takes on a completely different look. It becomes extremely tiny.

I've already tried to solve the problem by setting the default for text frames, but it doesn't work. It only works if I clone the existing text frame, delete the text in it and then let it run into it.

Does anybody know what I'm doing wrong?

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32 minutes ago, PeterB. said:

If I have a textframe with overflowing text and then use the triangle tool to draw a new text box, the text suddenly takes on a completely different look. It becomes extremely tiny.

Ancient, still not solved bug. Mainly happens when opening IDML or PDF files. For those who like to comment, NO, it can be caused by scaling the text frame, but in 99% this is not the case.

You found the only reliable solution already: Copy the text and paste it into new text frames.

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In addition to improper use of the scaling handle, and the import problem, as mentioned by joe_l, it can also happen when copying and pasting text frames between documents with different document DPI values.

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  • 3 weeks later...

I installed 2.0.3, then selected all the text from the 2 bad frames, selected the text tool, dragged out a frame and pasted and got the dreaded small text, large text thing so clearly the error is still able to bypass any internal checks. Next I'll start a new file (bad text file 1) and paste the text. Back in a sec.... Still bad text so I see that the text itself on the clipboard contains the error. Next I made a different style, then reapplied styles and now it works. Hopefully that works onward. Would have been a pain with a lot of text.

 

Thanks team, Peter

Selkirk letter 2.0.3.afpub bad text file 1.afpub

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