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Can't double-click to fit text block to content after update in InDesign 18

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Nov 12, 2022 Nov 12, 2022

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Before the update, I was able to double-click on a corner or middle point of a text block and it would snap it to a smaller size to fit the text. After the update, I'm not able to do that, and I can seem to find where I can turn that on. I've tried right-click, Fit to Content, but it isn't doing anything.

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Nov 12, 2022 Nov 12, 2022

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Hi Rachel:

 

It is still working for me in 2023. Be sure that the tip of the mouse pointer is located directly over a handle before you double click. Also, show Hidden Characters to make sure there aren't ¶¶¶s keeping it from tightening up to the text. 

 

If those don't pan out, did you import preferences from the previous version? (Not a good idea.) If so, see rebuilding cache and preferences here: https://www.rockymountaintraining.com/adobe-indesign-rebuilding-preferences-cache/

 

~Barb 

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Nov 18, 2022 Nov 18, 2022

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Hi @rachelb46864273,

 

Hope you're doing well!

 

We would like to follow up on your issue. Are you able to resolve the issue by following our expert advice? Please feel free to update the discussion if you need further assistance.

 

We would be happy to help.

 

Thanks,

Harshika

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Nov 22, 2022 Nov 22, 2022

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Thanks for checking in! It only seems to be on some text blocks, so I'm still not sure what the problem is. As a follow-up to the previous responses, this is a layout template that I regularly use, about 40 times a month, so believe me that I have tried all the usual solutions. I know where to click, and I've checked for hidden characters. I usually do import my preferences so that I don't have to re-create my workspace each time InDesign updates, but for some reason, my preferences and my workspaces (in every Adobe program) did NOT carry over this time.

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