How to auto-size WIDTH of text box?

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Feb 08, 2022 Feb 08, 2022

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Hello all. I am familiar with the auto-size feature for textboxes, but that doesn't help me with my issue as it only auto-sizes height (unless I'm doing something wrong). I need the textbox to autosize to width ONLY. I do not want my text to wrap to the next line. Right now, I am manually selecting the two right anchors of the text box and adjusting them pixel by pixel to get it at the perfect size. There has to be a better way! For example, in Excel, when you double click a column divider it will autosize the column to the largest line of text in that column. I'm looking for a similar function in Illustrator for textboxes. Hope this makes sense!

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 08, 2022 Feb 08, 2022
Hi BreanneFM, Best you can do is selct with solid arrow tool, then click where I circled in red to force the width to auto size. Otherwise the option only works on the height. Read this

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Feb 08, 2022 Feb 08, 2022

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Hi BreanneFM,

 

Best you can do is selct with solid arrow tool, then click where I circled in red to force the width to auto size.

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Otherwise the option only works on the height.

 

Read this

 

 

 

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Thank you! This will work perfectly for what I need it to do.

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