Mombu 2012-03-29 17:07:25
I have a document that was sent to me that has 14pt(12.5) in the character size box in the control panel. What is the (12.5)? I tried to make the text a paragraph style, but it does not want to pick up the (12.5) part, what ever that is.
Scott_falkner 2012-03-29 19:54:45
The text frame was scales. The text was 14 pt, but after scaling became 12.5 pt. This is one of InDesign’s worst concieved “features”, and I ahve yet to hear a convincing arguement for it.
Select the text frae with any selection tool (arrow, white or black) and select Scale Text Attributes from the Control palette menu. That, too is a badly named feature, since selectig the command causes nothing to be scaled. It will simple remove the modification status of the text, making it simple 12.5 pt.
Mike witherell 2012-03-29 19:55:42
A little too much Illustrator-like thinking available within InDesign!
Carijansen 2012-04-02 08:59:38
This most often occurs as result of scaling grouped objects, but can also occur on individual text frames if the “Adjust Text Attributes When Scaling” is disabled.
When scaling a number of objects similtaneously there is no need to group them together first. In other words you can prevent this from occuring as a result of scaling groups 🙂
Instead think of using the Free Transform tool.
(a) your text will resize and
(b) objects based in several layers will stay in their own layer 🙂