Font size is being displayed at the wrong size

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May 13, 2019 May 13, 2019

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I've been running into an odd problem recently. If i type a line of type and them enlarge it by dragging it bounding box the the size of the font is displayed incorreclty in the tool bar. It usually displays a very small font size and then another font size in parenthesis. The is presists even when I change the type manually in the tool bar. The only solution is to completely delete the text box and start fresh. Why is this? Here is an example of what I am talking about.Screen Shot 2019-05-13 at 3.46.41 PM.png

I am using InDesign CC 2018 on a mac running high sierra.

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Community Expert , May 14, 2019 May 14, 2019

Hi COGordonW ,

you scaled the text frame.

Either scale it back to 100 % or select it, open the Transform Panel and do "Redefine Scaling as 100%".

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Uwe

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Community Expert , May 14, 2019 May 14, 2019

You can prevent this happening again by changing a preference. Change this setting in General Preferences from Adjust Scaling Percentage to Apply to Content.

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May 14, 2019 May 14, 2019

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Hi COGordonW ,

you scaled the text frame.

Either scale it back to 100 % or select it, open the Transform Panel and do "Redefine Scaling as 100%".

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Uwe

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May 14, 2019 May 14, 2019

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You can prevent this happening again by changing a preference. Change this setting in General Preferences from Adjust Scaling Percentage to Apply to Content.

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Apr 05, 2022 Apr 05, 2022

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This did not work for me.

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Apr 06, 2022 Apr 06, 2022

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Kwooz said: "This did not work for me."

 

Hi Kwooz,

then make a sample InDesign document available with one single text frame that is showing the issue.

Could be also substituted contents. Your issue is solvable!

 

Thanks,
Uwe Laubender

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Apr 28, 2022 Apr 28, 2022

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I'm also having the same issue and have tried all of the above. Nothing's worked to fix it. 

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Apr 28, 2022 Apr 28, 2022

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I don't see any issue on your screenshots. Can you explain?

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Apr 28, 2022 Apr 28, 2022

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Hi Cicely,

select the frame of your scaled text and check if it is scaled with the Transform panel or the Control panel.

My guess is that the values for the percentages are not 100.

 

Note: preferences are exactly that: preferences.

They will dictate the behavior of things you will do. Not things you have done.

The current state of a preference like "When Scaling" will not reflect what was used on some objects at some time before.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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Apr 28, 2022 Apr 28, 2022

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Hi both,

 

Jmlevy, if you see on the screenshots the text on both is different sizes but they're described as the same in the character panels.

 

Uwe, I've check on both and the text frame is at 100 on both Transform and Control.

 

Best,

Cicely

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Apr 28, 2022 Apr 28, 2022

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Attached! 

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Apr 28, 2022 Apr 28, 2022

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I don't understand your screenshots. Can you share the file?

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Apr 28, 2022 Apr 28, 2022

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Hi Cicely,

please share a document with that text frame.

And also the other frame that you added to control the text size.

 

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Uwe Laubender

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Apr 28, 2022 Apr 28, 2022

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Hi both,

 

The distinction is seen between the two styles - 'long quote' and 'paragraph body' - I must be missing something obvious but I can't see anywhere where these styles should be clashing like this with any character styles etc? They should both be 12pt.

 

 

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Apr 28, 2022 Apr 28, 2022

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Cicely said: "The distinction is seen between the two styles - 'long quote' and 'paragraph body' - I must be missing something obvious but I can't see anywhere where these styles should be clashing like this with any character styles etc? They should both be 12pt."

 

Hi Cicely,

the case is easy:

You have applied superscript as formatting.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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Thanks Uwe, you saved me! Have a great day.

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