I have a textFrame and it has a link with 50 characters.
In my document, I have a limit for width so I can just show 30 characters but it's fine.
In the textFrame layer, I can see 50 characters and I'm trying to get it with layerName.content but when I use it, I get just 30characters!
It's realy funny, because im trying to get value from textFrame but..
Hi Mesmaili, assuming that you have a variable that refers to your textFrame called "myTextFrame', you can use
This gives you the whole text, even if it's overset and isn't *in* the textframe.
Hi @Mesmaili I'm not sure you understand, or maybe I just don't understand your comment.
In terms of scripting, if the text doesn't fit in a textframe, it really isn't *in* that textframe. However, the textframe has a Story (the parentStory) and *the story* has the complete text.
Anyway, it sounds like you have found a solution. 🙂
I understand what you mean.
to tell you more about my problem:
I had a textFrame with 20px height. so I can just see one line with this height. but my text was too long and it was a multiple line but my textFrame size was still 20px and cause of design, I could not change the textFrame size.
in this sutuation if you use content method, you will get just value in the first line!
so if you really want to get every words in a textFrame, ".word" can help you.
I attached an image and hope explained good :))
textFrame.parentStory.contents gets you the full red text, as @m1b said. textFrame.word would throw an error without an index or range. Even textFrame.words.everyItem().contents would only return the visible string (also as a funky array)