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Hi there! 

I'm working with text in affinity designer and for some reason when I type and the text box is too small, the text overlap rather than automatically returns. This also happens when I resize the text box. When I've worked in designer before the text has always re-flowed rather than overlapping. Anyone know a quick fix for this?

Thanks!

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You probably have Leading set to a small size. Go to the Character Panel and under the Positioning and Transform section set the Leading Override to Auto.

Set to 11pt to show text overlapping
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This is set to Auto but displays the leading in pt
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16 hours ago, EmilyJean said:

Hi there! 

I'm working with text in affinity designer and for some reason when I type and the text box is too small, the text overlap rather than automatically returns. This also happens when I resize the text box. When I've worked in designer before the text has always re-flowed rather than overlapping. Anyone know a quick fix for this?

Thanks!

Maybe, a screenshoot would help. Do you mean the text goes over (to the right of) the text-box itself when it should continue to bottom?


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Hi! 

I tried setting to auto, didn't work. Here is a pic. In the past when I've worked with text boxes I type and the text automatically returns at the end of the text box. Now the text goes back to first line and overlaps. 

 

Screen Shot 2018-09-29 at 1.29.38 PM.png

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Do you have two overlapping text frames there? It kind of looks like you may, and if so perhaps you should eliminate that and see if that resolves your problem.


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1 hour ago, EmilyJean said:

Hi! 

I tried setting to auto, didn't work. Here is a pic. In the past when I've worked with text boxes I type and the text automatically returns at the end of the text box. Now the text goes back to first line and overlaps. 

 

Screen Shot 2018-09-29 at 1.29.38 PM.png

If you would rather not upload the whole file, copy that text box and select File > New from clipboard and save that file then upload that file so we can take a look at just the text box 


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The text is all overridden via character settings, the paragraph breaks shouldn't be there (but maybe line breaks should if you do not like how the text wraps), you should be using a paragraph style (because it doesn't seem you are), etc. In short, the overrides need cleared out and a style used for the paragraphs.

I removed the images for a quicker upload and set the text with one of the styles present. I also didn't take the time to load the same fonts, so the style is using Times New Roman.

Mike

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1 hour ago, EmilyJean said:

Here is the file. All the text boxes have the same issue - it's not overlapping in those because I pressed return.

As MikeW said, it's because you're overriding things in the Character panel. For example, the Text Frame labeled (Mountain passes or anywhe) has a "leading override" of 0pt, instead of its default value, which will cause paragraph lines to overlay each other. Here's a screenshot of the Character panel for that frame:

leading1.png.168f42cde4d456ee4f47c44cafeb1f0d.png

Any leading override less than about 5pt for that frame will cause text to start overlaying. But as Mike said, you should be using paragraph styles.


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