Resizing in XD? Why is this so hard?

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Aug 31, 2022 Aug 31, 2022

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I must be missing something obvious here because this seems strangely hard to achieve what I want... I'm really new to XD, but have many years of PS, AI & ID experience.

 

I created a group, then a component in XD. It's attached here. I made these components a little too large on the page, and I want to them all to be smaller. So, I select the component or components and try to resize. But when resizing, it seems to be using responsive resize and I end up with a jumbled mess (attached) instead of the entire component or group just getting resized as it does in Photoshop, for instance.

 

What am I doing wrong? How do I turn off responsive resize and resize as I'd like to?

 

 

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Community Expert , Sep 12, 2022 Sep 12, 2022

If you'd like to see Fixed Size text be able to be scaled, there's a feature request for that. Scale text area – Adobe XD Feedback : Feature Requests & Bugs 

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Sep 01, 2022 Sep 01, 2022

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Hi @sarahpeller, you can find a toggle switch on the right sidebar, under the "Layout" section to toggle responsive resize (as seen in this video https://youtu.be/Nxi2kBF7uiQ?t=48 ) Hope this helps!

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Sep 12, 2022 Sep 12, 2022

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Thank you, but Responsive Resize seems to be turned off and the button is also greyed out. I have watched this video and still can't figure this out...

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Sep 12, 2022 Sep 12, 2022

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You have to turn Responsive Resize off on the main component. That's an instance you have selected. It looks like it's still on for the main compenent that this instance is based on.


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Sep 12, 2022 Sep 12, 2022

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Hmm, that's interesting. I will try that.

However, if you see the video I posted in my last post, I created a new button and have not made it a component. I just made it a group. When I try to resize, I have the same issues. Is this because it needs to be a component to be resized properly or something?

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Sep 12, 2022 Sep 12, 2022

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I would like to make the whole group smaller, as you can resize in photoshop or illustrator. Whether I have responsive resize on or off doesn't seem to help with this. Here is a screen recording that I took. I'm just trying to make this button smaller, but when I resize, the whole thing gets scrambled. I tried toggling the button, but no change.

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Sep 12, 2022 Sep 12, 2022

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I think you're making Fixed Size text boxes rather than the Auto Width text boxes you want. For single lines of text, click when making text, DO NOT drag. Dragging creates a fixed size text box, clicking creates an Auto Width. Fixed Size cannot be scale, but Auto Width can!

 

To change a text frame after you've made it, click here:

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If you'd like to see Fixed Size text be able to be scaled, there's a feature request for that. Scale text area – Adobe XD Feedback : Feature Requests & Bugs 


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Ah, yes, this mostly works. But I think I will put in a feature request because although this mostly does the trick, the entire button does get a little messed up in the rescaling process and you have to go in and fix things a bit. Sometimes you just make something too small or too big and you simply want to resize the whole thing and not lose your formatting, ya know?

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