Below is a snapshot showing the problematic text frame. When I resize the text frame, it snaps to the blue grid inside it. That means it goes one block at a time, rather than smoothly.

How can I turn this blue grid off, so I can fine tune the text frame size?

text frame that has the resizing problem

  • Are you saying the text frame is snapping to the text inside the frame? Or do you have a text frame over the blue grid? If you want to fine tune the text box, you could turn off "Smart Guides" under "View - Grids & Guides".
    – AndrewH
    Commented Sep 2, 2020 at 16:10

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Perhaps the text inside your text frame have Align to baseline grid turned on.

Disable it by selecting the text and clicking Do not align to baseline grid in the Paragraph panel.

  • Why would Align to Baseline Grid affect what the text frame snaps to when it’s resized? Commented Sep 3, 2020 at 20:54
  • OK, maybe I misunderstand. Just guessing to provoke some more info. 😀 Do you understand the question?
    – Wolff
    Commented Sep 3, 2020 at 22:03
  • As far as I can tell, the asker has a text frame with some sort of blue grid-like thing inside it (though I don’t recognise what exactly that is – doesn’t look like a normal InDesign grid), and whenever they try to resize the text frame, its bounding lines somehow snap to that grid (even though it’s inside the frame), so it will only resize in jumps equivalent to one grid line, not smoothly and precisely. How this can come to be, I have no idea, and I’m suspicious of that blue ‘grid’ as well, but that’s how I understand the question. Commented Sep 3, 2020 at 22:07
  • But couldn't the "blue grid" inside the text frame be anchored objects? And then what if the paragraph style snapped to baseline grid and the text frame was set to auto size?
    – Wolff
    Commented Sep 3, 2020 at 22:22

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