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Chapter 7. Typography > To scale type interactively:

To scale type interactively:

1.
Choose the Item or Content tool.

2.
To scale type while preserving the proportions of the type and the box or path, Cmd-Option-Shift-drag/Ctrl-Alt-Shift-drag a handle . The leading will readjust proportionately. You can't scale a box or path that is linked to another box or path. Note: To scale type on a path, make sure Item > Edit > Shape is off (Shift-F4/F10 toggles it on and off). You should see the handles of the bounding box when the path is selected, not the anchor points.

Figure 5. The original text


Figure 6. The text and box are scaled interactively, and their proportions are preserved.


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To scale type and its box (or path) without preserving their proportions, Cmd-drag/Ctrl-drag a side midpoint handle to scale horizontally or a top or bottom midpoint handle to scale vertically. The type will condense or expand to fit the shape of the box or path.

TIP

To restore normal scaling to type, highlight it, choose Style > Horizontal/Vertical Scale, then enter 100 in the Scale field.



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