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For some reason Sketch removed text resizing some time ago, but I'd say I need the feature quite often. Currently you can change text size only via size window/shortcuts which is kinda inconvenient for me.

Is there a hack to transform text layers size via dragging like in Photoshop?

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Cmd+K (or clicking Scale on the toolbar) seems to be the only option.

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  • I really wish you could scale text by clicking and dragging the bounds of text box. – Nitrodist Jul 5 at 19:11
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You can make a shape of text by right clicking the text layer then select convert to outline. It will give the same resizing experience as Photoshop but you will lose editibility of text.

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If you hold Option while dragging the text bounding box, it will increase the type size.

Hope this helps.

  • Doesn't work for me – Runnick Mar 30 '17 at 16:55
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    Interesting... Are you running Mac, or PC? You could always try CMND + K to resize (CTRL + K on PC) – ColinAzeltine Apr 4 '17 at 17:25
  • Thanks! Yet still not perfect, but much more convenient than changing in the box. I'm on Mac, option is doing nothing. – Runnick Apr 4 '17 at 18:21
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    This answer doesn't work. Sketch doesn't respond to Alt. It's also weird you refer a PC shortcut for Sketch. Cmd+K is cool however, thanks! – Ivan Braun Jun 21 '17 at 19:47
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CMD + K is your only option if you want to keep text editable. You can't drag to transform/resize or use the property inspector.

The only way to scale text in a symbol is to use the scale tool CMD + K.

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