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Overmatter (overset) text in Photoshop

Community Beginner ,
Sep 19, 2019 Sep 19, 2019

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Hi,

 

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.

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Sep 19, 2019 Sep 19, 2019

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the oveset text box will look like this in the bottom right (as opposed to a plain square in a non overset one) :

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Sep 19, 2019 Sep 19, 2019

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Hi Grant, thanks for replying. I have a million text boxes and you only see the "plus" icon when you select the offending text box. I want to be able to see the box has overmatter by selecting all text boxes, like in Illustrator. The offending ones have a red plus icon in Illustrator. Photoshop doesn't have this feature.

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Sep 19, 2019 Sep 19, 2019

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Unfortunately there will not be an elegant solution, there are a few work-arounds and possible scripting to highlight those boxes.

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Sep 19, 2019 Sep 19, 2019

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Hi Grant, what are they? 🙂

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Sep 19, 2019 Sep 19, 2019

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well, you could toggle the text layers filter, select all those layers, then goto: type, click on "convert to point text". If you have any a warning box will appear. your workflow how to isolate them is up to you but i would then just deselect one layer at a time and repeat. Like I said "NOT elegant.

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Sep 19, 2019 Sep 19, 2019

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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.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 19, 2019 Sep 19, 2019

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Hi

 

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.

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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.

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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

 

~ Jane

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Sep 19, 2019 Sep 19, 2019

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Thanks Jane, but it has to be done in Photoshop. I just need the same capabilities as Indesign and Illustrator in it.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 19, 2019 Sep 19, 2019

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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?

 

Jane

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 20, 2019 Sep 20, 2019

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I just did. We'll see if someone has a solution! Thanks for your interest on this topic.

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Nov 12, 2021 Nov 12, 2021

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I would suggest all users to go vote and explain how it would help them in this thread: https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-ecosystem-ideas/text-box-with-red-plus-sign-for-cut-off-tex...

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