"Live" display of text box / picture size adaptations in InDesign CC

Community Beginner ,
Mar 14, 2019 Mar 14, 2019

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Good morning, I have been working with InDesign 5.5 before and am now testing the CC 2019 version. In the latter, new version, I am missing a very practical feature - the "live" flow of text when adapting and moving text boxes and the live adaptation of picture sizes. E.g. In InDesign 5.5, with two connected text boxes, when I make the first box smaller, the "cut" text flows into the second box simultaneously. Also, when reducing the size of a picture in a frame, the image actually gets smaller in real time, making it much easier to tailor it to the frame. Is there a possibility to activate these features in the CC version? Many thanks for your feedback.

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 14, 2019 Mar 14, 2019
Go to the Interface section within the Preferences and change the Live Screen Drawing option to Immediate. I think that should do the trick.

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Go to the Interface section within the Preferences and change the Live Screen Drawing option to Immediate. I think that should do the trick.

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Yep, works - many thanks!!

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Excellent. Happy to help

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While that “does the trick” it’s not recommended which is why the default is set to delayed. It can be quite a performance hit.

Instead leave that setting alone and when adjust text frames or moving graphics, click and hold for a second and then resize.

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Many thanks, Bob, very valuable info!! Works perfectly.

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IIRC, CS5.5 was the only version that had live screen drawing set to immediate by default. Caused all kinds of headaches, especially on long documents.

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