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1 29th March 17:07
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I have a do***ent that was sent to me that has 14pt(12.5) in the character size box in the control panel. What is the (12.5)? I tried to make the text a paragraph style, but it does not want to pick up the (12.5) part, what ever that is.
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2 29th March 19:54
scott_falkner
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The text frame was scales. The text was 14 pt, but after scaling became 12.5 pt. This is one of InDesign's worst concieved "features", and I ahve yet to hear a convincing arguement for it.

Select the text frae with any selection tool (arrow, white or black) and select Scale Text Attributes from the Control palette menu. That, too is a badly named feature, since selectig the command causes nothing to be scaled. It will simple remove the modification status of the text, making it simple 12.5 pt.
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3 29th March 19:55
mike witherell
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A little too much Illustrator-like thinking available within InDesign!

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4 2nd April 08:59
carijansen
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This most often occurs as result of scaling grouped objects, but can also occur on individual text frames if the "Adjust Text Attributes When Scaling" is disabled.

When scaling a number of objects similtaneously there is no need to group them together first. In other words you can prevent this from occuring as a result of scaling groups :-)

Instead think of using the Free Transform tool.
(a) your text will resize and
(b) objects based in several layers will stay in their own layer :-)
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