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Text flow box within another text box is growing up not down from anchor point

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Jul 12, 2022 Jul 12, 2022

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Hello all,

If anyone could help that would be amazing please.

I am making a catalogue. However, the description of the catalogue is in a text flowing text box but is growing up not down from the anchor point. When I go on text frame options, it is set on the downward arrow so not sure what else to try. Thank you in advance

 

 

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Community Expert , Jul 12, 2022 Jul 12, 2022

Here illustrated with two screenshots from my German InDesign:

Default behavior:

AnchoredObjectSettings-DEFAULT.PNG

 

Changed behavior where the reference point is the top right one:

AnchoredObjectSettings-REFRENCE-POINT-CHANGED-TO-TOP-ROW.PNG

 

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Uwe Laubender
( Adobe Community Professional )

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Jul 12, 2022 Jul 12, 2022

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Hi @Helen25214903tykj ,

check the alignment of the text in the text frame from the Text Frame Options.

That's different to the control with autogrow. It's under tab General > Vertical Alignment

Could be that vertical alignment is set to bottom.

 

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Uwe Laubender
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Hi Uwe Laubender,

Thank you for your reply. However, it is set to top so its not that. I have had a fiddle with all the text frame options and nothing seems to change how the text box grows. 
Thank you,

 

Helen

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Hi Helen,

re-read the title of this thread: "Text flow box within another text box"

So the said text frame is anchored to text?

Well, then look into the anchored frame options of the anchored text frame.

 

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Hi,

 

Thank you, I have done this as well but with no luck. You may well be right but I must be missing something!

Thank you for your help very much appreciated!

Helen

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Hi @Laubender I don't think that the OP means that it is an anchored frame. I understand that it is a frame which is threaded to another one, but I am not sure.

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Hi Helen,

hm. Then post a screenshot of the anchored object settings when you selected the anchored text frame.

Maybe I can see what's going wrong.

 

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Uwe Laubender
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Hello there,

 

I have attached a word document of settings for both the Text frame and Anchored Object. 

Thank you very much!

 

Helen

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The solution lies in the text frame anchored object settings.

Set the anchor point to one of the three anchor points on the top of the 9 anchor points.

Currently it's set to the bottom left anchor point, which is the default.

 

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Uwe Laubender
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Here illustrated with two screenshots from my German InDesign:

Default behavior:

AnchoredObjectSettings-DEFAULT.PNG

 

Changed behavior where the reference point is the top right one:

AnchoredObjectSettings-REFRENCE-POINT-CHANGED-TO-TOP-ROW.PNG

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender
( Adobe Community Professional )

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It's worked! Thank you so so much. 

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