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JaneE

Text overflow icon not always visible

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If the zoom factor is too low, the text overflow icon is not visible. In documents created in Publisher, this is not as big a deal - you have to zoom out a lot to lose visibility of the icon - ie. under 20%. However after opening an InDesign PDF in Publisher, and deliberately shrinking a text box to create overflow, I have to zoom in excessive amount (400% or more) for the overflow icon to display. On the positive side, I'm really enjoying Publisher and the recent change of the icon to red when there is overflow is helpful.

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Well, I've noticed that when the frame is selected, the overflow icon is often not displayed to make it easier to select the frame handles. Maybe that's why you need to zoom in like that on a smaller frame.

When the text frame is not selected, the overflow icon appears as a red dot when the text overflows. The red dot even appears on all connected frames. Even the one where the text starts, so you know there is still an issue (or no longer) at the end of the text.

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You are right - it's the small size of the text box causing the issue. The red dot notifier is helpful, though to turn overflow visibility on/off, I still have to zoom in a lot.

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