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Chapter 12. Creating Titles > The Text Bounding Box

The Text Bounding Box

When you select an entire text object, its bounding box appears. The bounding box consists of four corner handles; it indicates the confines in which text can appear. The right side of the bounding box works like the right margin in a word processing program; it causes what is known as a soft return, forcing the text to create a new line. For this reason, it's often necessary to resize the bounding box to accommodate the text it contains—after you add text or increase the font size, for example.

To resize the text bounding box:

1.
Click a text object to select it.

Four corner handles appear, representing the bounding box for the text (Figure 12.47).

Figure 12.47. Select text so that its bounding box appears.


2.
Drag any of the handles to change the size of the text object's bounding box (Figure 12.48).

Figure 12.48. Drag a handle to resize the bounding box.


The text in the box reflows to accommodate the size of the bounding box (Figure 12.49).

Figure 12.49. The text reflows to fit the resized bounding box.



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