Can you set "Redefine Scaling to 100%" for text boxes as a default in Indesign?

Community Beginner ,
May 05, 2017

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When I open files the size of the text size appears as "21.491 pt(25.59)". Selecting text boxes on each page and selecting "Redefine Scaling to 100%" is very, very time consuming when I have to do this many times a day. Is there a way to open files and the font size just display what the font size actually is?

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SJRiegel Adobe Community Professional , May 05, 2017
I don't know of a way to change this globally - You will have to select-all on each page and fix it.To prevent it from continuing to happen, have whoever is making the files change (In General Preferences) the When Scaling to Apply to Content instead of Adjust Scaling Percentage.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 05, 2017

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I don't know of a way to change this globally - You will have to select-all on each page and fix it.

To prevent it from continuing to happen, have whoever is making the files change (In General Preferences) the When Scaling to Apply to Content instead of Adjust Scaling Percentage.

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May 17, 2017

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What you suggested is my default setting - today I placed an image that's definitely large enough to cover a standard page size (it seems somewhere over the past few days while I was away from my computer it decided change some setting itself) and now every image I place is 9x6 inches. What the heck? I get how to make it 100% through research and suggestions below but what happened to it placing my images true to size like it has the past 10 years of use? How can I fix this?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 18, 2017

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The original question is about text frames not placed images.

Are you placing the the image into a frame or directly on the page? After you've placed if you direct select the image ( white selection arrow) what percentage shows in a he Transform panel?

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Enthusiast ,
May 08, 2017

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And when setting any preferences like that, do it with no document open, so that it becomes the default behavior for all new documents. I know it won't help with the current doc.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 09, 2017

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Selecting text boxes on each page and selecting "Redefine Scaling to 100%" is very, very time consuming

For existing documents resetting the scaling can be scripted. If you are using OSX this AppleScript should work:

tell application "Adobe InDesign CC 2014"

    redefine scaling of every text frame of active document

end tell

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Guide ,
May 18, 2017

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And if you're a Windows user, here's the javascript version:

scaledElements = app.activeDocument.allPageItems;

for (i = 0; i < scaledElements.length; i++) {

    scaledElements.redefineScaling();

}

Save your doc before testing it... never know...

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Community Beginner ,
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You're a lifesaver! THANK YOU!

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 17, 2020

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I'm try ito fix the multiple font sizes problem.  Do you know where I can find redefine scaling to 100% in InDesign 15.1.2 (2020)? 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Hi Graham,

with all versions of InDesign you can find the option "Redefine Scaling As 100%" in the Transform panel.

Window > Object & Layout > Transform

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

 

// EDITED

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