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In InDesign, I have some filled text boxes, sized by columns, with the one on the left being three columns wide. text boxes

The wide text box is most likely to contain the most text (it's an invoice template). I will use the 'Fit frame to content' button on the Selection Tool toolbar for automatically vertically resize it to fit the containing text.

How do I make the other three smaller text frames automatically adjust to the same height as the big (and longer) text box?

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What program are you using? inDesign? Quark? Illustrator... –  Phlume Jan 14 at 15:55
    
@Phlume: Hi, I'm using InDesign, as shown in the tags. On superuser.com we often have questions that only make sense once you look at the tags, but I suppose I should have been clearer. –  paradroid Jan 14 at 16:10
    
Not sure if you can do this automatically, but if you have snaps on and the large box is aligned to the grid you could easily select all of them and then drag the bottom border (re-size) you should be able to "snap" the height/length to the size of the main box. –  Phlume Jan 14 at 16:31
    
@Phlume: Okay, thanks. I'll do that for now, but I have quite a few invoices to send out, so that will be a bit of a chore. If there is no built-in functionality, hopefully there is a script or something. –  paradroid Jan 14 at 17:06
    
I added the program to the question; that's fairly common on this SE. –  Lauren Ipsum Jan 14 at 18:58
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There's a command specifically for aligning to the bottom of a text box in InDesign. If you change your Workspace to Advanced you'll be able to find the command a bit easier. See the screenshot. Then you can just allow the text to flow up which seems to be what you're after:

Align to bottom of text box

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