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Old 04-06-2006, 03:03   #1 (permalink)
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> Illustrator, stretching text

I use Illustrator CSII and have an odd problem with text boxes actually stretching the text in them when I resize the text box, using the normal select tool. Sometimes it'll stretch text, sometimes it won't. It's not legacy text either, I realize Illustrator's type engine was re-done with version 11, but it aint't text from v10, so what gives?

I end up having to edit>cut the text from the box, then resize it, and paste it back in. I shouldn't have to do that, though.
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Old 04-06-2006, 09:44   #2 (permalink)
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If you just click the type tool on the page, and later try to resize the box it will distort the text. Holding shift when stretching will constrain the text proportions; not using shift will really distort it.

If you click *and* drag a box first, then type inside it, the text won't stretch since you've created a box (like in Indesign) rather than a text object.

You're basically creating & stretching a text object when you just click, if you click & drag first then you're just creating & resizing a text box and not the actual text.

Hope that helps (and makes sense)!
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Old 21-06-2006, 07:36   #3 (permalink)
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So you know what I'm talking about eh...

<>Pedge, thank you for the help, I really appreciate it.

-Pink Floyd. What's the deal with Floyd? I DL'ed 'Dark Side of the Moon' and 'The Wall', and couldn't even listen to either one in full length. Spliff required?
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Old 22-06-2006, 13:34   #4 (permalink)
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<>Pedge, thank you for the help, I really appreciate it.

-Pink Floyd. What's the deal with Floyd? I DL'ed 'Dark Side of the Moon' and 'The Wall', and couldn't even listen to either one in full length. Spliff required?

hahahaha.

sorry.
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Old 22-06-2006, 22:34   #5 (permalink)
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Lol, The Wall probably needs a spliff but DSOTM should be 100% pure - try 'Wish you were here', thats got some good stuff on it that should do the trick...
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