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Changing text size when re-sizing connected text boxes

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This is a problem I have not been able to solve for many of the beta versions, and the issue appears random. If I have text in two connected text boxes and I enlarge the first text box to bring up text from the connected box below, the incoming text either increases dramatically eg from 9pt to 50pt as in the example below or if the text is pushed down to the lower box, the text size can decrease in size down to 1.5pt. This happens even if the text has been formatted to be exactly the same. Any thoughts?!

Cheers!

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You are using the wrong handle!

The outer handle right bottom of the text filed resizes the box and the text within.

The inner handle directly in the bottom right edge resizes the text frame and not the text.

 

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3 hours ago, Gavin Anthony said:

This happens when I use the centre handle

Center right? Center bottom?


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You may have different Paragraph Styles applied. Check which ones are applied with the text caret in the 'right' and 'wrong' sized text.


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If you could provide a sample .afpub file that demonstrates the problem that would be helpful.

I recall seeing a problem reported that involved the font size changing in some circumstances such as you're reporting, but I don't remember the exact scenario, nor whether Serif has determined the cause and released a fix, yet.


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11 hours ago, Old Bruce said:

You may have different Paragraph Styles applied. Check which ones are applied with the text caret in the 'right' and 'wrong' sized text.

Checked that and it is all fine!

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11 hours ago, walt.farrell said:

If you could provide a sample .afpub file that demonstrates the problem that would be helpful.

I recall seeing a problem reported that involved the font size changing in some circumstances such as you're reporting, but I don't remember the exact scenario, nor whether Serif has determined the cause and released a fix, yet.

Will do this as soon as I find the next example. The only way I have been able to solve it so far is to copy the text from the lower box and paste it into the upper box—but definitely I cannot resize the boxes to move the text.

Cheers!

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