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I am looking for a solution on how to easily identify text boxes in Photoshop that have too much text, ie are overset. Is there a way to quickly identify them in Photoshop? Maybe a script does it? It is possible to see overset textboxes in Illustrator. Any help much appreciated.
the oveset text box will look like this in the bottom right (as opposed to a plain square in a non overset one) :
Hi, that is a bit of a chore when you have dozens and dozens of text layers. I was hoping for a script solution. Thanks for your efforts to help me.
Photoshop is an image editor with some text capabilites.
InDesign does this best. When you have overset text anywhere in your file, it show a red circle in the status bar and says the number of errors.
When you double-click to open the Preflight panel, you can click the hyperlink and InDesign will go to the page and select the frame.
With "millions" of text frames, you might reconsider if PS is the best tool for the job.
Or, now that you know how ID works, put in a feature request to the PS engineers: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family
I’m sorry to hear that. Photoshop is not meant for text heavy documents, so there is no easy way.
Illustrator and InDesign also allow for automatic resizing of the text frames; Photoshop does not.
Did you post to the feedback link I gave you earlier?
I just did. We'll see if someone has a solution! Thanks for your interest on this topic.
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