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Text box stretches text and this not cool any suggestions?

Community Beginner ,
Apr 06, 2017

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I think the latest upgrade has altered the way a text box/paragraph reacts. When scaling the box it stretches the text within the box and in the past you could resize a paragraph box without this happening. Today the text has to be active or selected in order to resize the box without scaling the text and I find this extra step incredibly annoying! I don't see a need to stretch the text and anyone who has created a font or text would be mortified you should never stretch text it is a design no, no! Please bring back the resizing of a paragraph text box without stretching the font when it is not active.

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Text box stretches text and this not cool any suggestions?

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I think the latest upgrade has altered the way a text box/paragraph reacts. When scaling the box it stretches the text within the box and in the past you could resize a paragraph box without this happening. Today the text has to be active or selected in order to resize the box without scaling the text and I find this extra step incredibly annoying! I don't see a need to stretch the text and anyone who has created a font or text would be mortified you should never stretch text it is a design no, no! Please bring back the resizing of a paragraph text box without stretching the font when it is not active.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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What software are you using? The Type & Typography forum isn't app-specific, so we don't know if you're talking about After Effects, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Premiere Elements, Muse, Illustrator, or any of a dozen others.

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Photoshop CC 2017

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LEGEND ,
Apr 06, 2017

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When scaling the box

How exactly do you »scale« the Layer?

Could you please post a screenshots taken at View > 100% and with the pertinent Panels (Layers, Character, Options Bar, …) visible to illustrate?

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I just tested, and I am not seeing it behave any differently from the most recent versions. Are you creating the text by dragging first or by clicking? If you drag first, you should have a frame that can be resized and the text stays proportional. What is happening instead?

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yes but you are in an active edit mode where you have selected the "T' from he menu and then adjusted your box. When in select I just want to click on the object and scale the box without it stretching it seems crazy that I have to select the "T" from the tool tray to adjust my box

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LEGEND ,
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Could you have »Show Transform Controls« checked for the Move Tool and inadvertently be transforming the Layer?

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where can I find the Show Transform Controls?

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LEGEND ,
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If the Move Tool is selected in the Options Bar.

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yes it "Show Transform Controls" is selected

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LEGEND ,
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What happens if you uncheck it?

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Oct 16, 2017

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ANSWER:

Select the problematic text box. Under the TYPE menu, select "Convert to Area Type."

You will probably want to select all, then convert all type back to area type at once.

How does this happen? When you start typing, if you click down on the text tool so that you see the text insertion bar, this type will automatically be point type. To avoid this problem, always draw a text box and type within it. You can always resize the box.

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I had the same issue,

In the control panel go to the menu option on the top and select "reset character" - this makes all the settings back to default.

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