I have an illustrator file, and I need to resize the bounding box of all the components, without changing the size of the text. Is there an easy way to do this, or do I have to go and rewrite all of it in newly sized boxes? Thanks beforehand.
There is more information that is required before you question can be answered accurately. However, you may not fully understand the difference between the Type objects that Illustrator creates.
Depending on how you use the Type tool, 3 different basic type objects will be created:
It is important to note that if you select multiple "Type in Area" objects, a resize transform will resize the bounding boxes and re-flow the text inside. However, if you select a Type in Area object and a "Type on Path" or "Type on Anchor" object, the transformation will be applied to the text and not just the bounding box.
Hopefully that gives you the ammo to resize your text areas appropriately...
ctrl+shift+B (Cmd+shift+B on a MAC) this sets the bounding box so when you resize it leaves the text alone and only resizes the text box not the text.