Is it possible to have a text frame auto-expand to fit the text in Indesign CS6?

So when I continue to add text the frame containing it automatically grows in size and doesn't cut the text and show the overflow indicator.


For CS5....

You can use the shortcut for Object > Fitting > Fit Frame to Contents Of course you must then type, hit the shortcut, type, hit the shortcut, etc.

You can pay for the In-Tools.com plug in Autoflow

Or you can try the free AutoFit plug in from Typefi.com. This is not CS6 ready however. So you'll have to wait for a CS6 version.

However, in Indesign CS6 select the text frame and choose Object > Text Frame Options. Then click the Auto-Size tab and adjust the settings.

Text Frame Options

  • Thanks man! Is it possible to set these settings as default for every text frame? – KSPR Jan 2 '13 at 12:21
  • If you set something and there is no document open, it generally stays that way. So try setting the options without any file open. – Scott Jan 2 '13 at 17:56

I would set up all the frames and then select them all, then choose the setting. One time!!

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