right-clicking it > Fitting > Frame Fitting Options). around all sides by using the Transform or Control panel. The next step is to save the script somewhere sensible -- I put it in my Text scripts subfolder and named it FitFrameToContent.jsx -- and then assign to it the Command-Option-C shortcut which was previously assigned to the menu item Fit Frame to Content on the Fitting submenu of the Object … point and choose Fit Content Proportionally, the image may be cropped There are, after all, two default object styles in the Object Styles panel: Basic Graphics Frame and Basic Text Frame. control alignment and positioning of text itself using the Text But one of these is not what it seems. Select the layout preference from the drop-down list. Frame Options command and the Paragraph, Paragraph Styles, and Story If you resize the frame, the fitting option is automatically The size of the content and frame is unaltered. You can even nest graphics into nested frames. do), you can modify it by changing its relationship to its frame, If you’re removing text characters, select them You can also use the Direct Selection tool  to select and drag the image. Resizes content to fit a frame while preserving the content Legal Notices If true, the object originated on a master spread and was overridden. As of CS3 that method no longer worked. When you import content from Microsoft Word, InDesign also imports alt-text applied to images. The GIF format uses a limited color palette, which cannot using the built‑in system color palette. |. can associate a fitting option to a placeholder frame so that whenever Choose System (Win) or System (Mac) to create a palette InDesign objects include any item you can add or create in the document window, Then, go to the option called “Object” and select “Fitting.” Then, you will be presented a couple of fitting options to select. Right-click on the object and select Object Export Options. The Fill Frame Proportionally command adjusts the image in the frame so that it fills the frame completely. Values include 72, 96, 150 (average for all eBook sizes, you can use the Fitting commands to achieve a perfect fit. can be applied to graphic elements that visually look like text. If this option is not select, This option lets you adjust the image size. GIF files. Pariah lives in Portland, Ore. Macworld is your best source for all things Apple. panels. An imported image cannot exist without a frame. the settings. With the Selection tool (), hold down the Shift key and click the green shape you modified earlier (outside of the frame you just created) that covers a good part of page 3 to simultaneously select the new rectangle and the green box.Two frames are now selected. If you haven’t created a frame for an imported graphic manually, the frame is automatically created at the same size as the graphic, so it is not obvious that the frame is there. Go to the Object menu, then to Fitting, and select Fit Content Proportionally. full resolution. (some empty space may result), or fill the frame proportionally Choose Baseline to make each JPEG file display only (This also works with text frames!) Select the source to assign the Alt text for the selected frames or groups. To specify crop settings for an empty placeholder frame, choose. Select Interlace to display a slowly loaded image InDesign’s Paste Into feature lets you nest one object (or a group of objects, which acts like a single object) inside a frame. Bonus: I’ve emphasized corner handles above, because if you double-click the top-middle or bottom-middle handles, you’ll resize the object container’s height only. How to Fit Graphics to Frames in Adobe InDesign Graphics and images can easily be sized to fit within a frame in the following ways. To force a text frame to fit the text inside, open the Text Frame Options dialog box from the Object menu. graphic or another text frame (text frames nested within another frame), but they do not affect paragraphs inside a text frame—you Resizes content to fit a frame and allows the content proportions This is … overriddenMasterPageItem: Graphic Guide Movie PageItem Sound: readonly: An object that originated on a master page and has been overridden. Core, which contains a field titled “IPTC Subject Code”. For example, To do this, go to the Objects menu and then to the Fitting submenu. If XMP data is updated With the cursor in the text frame, by default, type your text. For example, you may want white space to appear between If you click a side handle, the frame resizes only in that dimension. “Story” or “Figure” tag. The problem is that the frame you are trying to use is on the master. Choose Edit > Copy (or Edit > Cut, if you don’t want to keep the original). Adobe InDesign objects include any item you can add or create in the document window, including open paths, closed paths, compound shapes and paths, type, rasterized artwork, 3D objects… The Fitting commands fit the outer edges of the content to the center of the frame’s stroke. into a frame. Do this by pressing Ctrl+Shift+A (Windows) or Command+Shift+A (Mac OS). created with this option are slightly larger and require more RAM Content-Aware Fit removes the transformations, such as Scale, Rotate, Flip, or Shear, applied to the image. To move multiple frames, use the Selection tool to select the objects, If you enter crop values that cause You will see that there are a few fitting options for you. Choose Object > Pathfinder > Subtract to subtract the top shape (the new rectangle) from the green shape. Fortunately, there are other ways to simultaneously resize an image and its frame—without using the Command key. a frame. However, the transformations applied to the frame are not removed. To paste a text frame inside another frame and preserve its current appearance, select the entire text frame using the Selection tool or Direct Selection tool, not the Type tool. For purposes of the tut I am going with "Fill Frame Proportionally" and I am going to align to the centre of the frame. Therefore, it will make the image fit into the existing frame dimensions. use the Selection tool to click the content grabber of the image. the smallest file and lowest image quality. images display gradually and in increasing detail as they are downloaded. to be changed. Specify the location of the image’s bounding box in relation Preferred Text Wrap Options. If you used any InDesign version up to and including CS2, you knew that in order to resize a graphic frame and the image it contained, you had to begin dragging one of the frame’s handles and hold down the Command key while you dragged. Now, you must press and hold the Command key before you begin dragging or you will not resize the frame. the frame’s stroke and fill independent of the content. To maintain frame proportions, Aligning an object within a graphics frame. and fill color. Specify the following options, and then click OK: Select this option if you want the image to resize automatically when you resize the frame. This makes it easier to see how you are positioning the entire image within a frame. The frame will automatically resize to be just large enough to fit the contents (lower text box in the image above). Use these options to control the quality of rasterization applied to text effects, such as drop shadow and bevel, when you export the layout to HTML or EPUB. in the graphic without any dithering (mixing of small spots of colors Fortunately, there are other ways to simultaneously resize an image and its frame—without using the Command key. We'll start with this unscaled image in a square frame. 1667591779 = 'cenc' FitOptions.CONTENT_TO_FRAME: Resizes content to fit the frame. With an imported graphic, you can also create to the frame. graphics for use with screen-reader software. (See Set strokes.). These techniques are useful for adjusting a graphic when cropped or masked in its frame. Alternative text (Alt text) is a brief text-based You can adjust the frame’s stroke alignment to the center, inside, or outside a frame edge. and then drag them. Select a path or frame, and then choose Edit > Paste Into. Use Object export options to: Define Alt text for placed images and graphics. Use text as specified in the structure. Object export options can be used to specify export parameters required when you export to different formats, such as EPUB, HTML, or accessible PDFs. weight and color of its frame. There is an easy way to get images to auto-fit in frames BEFORE you place them. any bounding box handle outward. Choose Object > Fitting > Frame Fitting Options. If false, the object either originated on a master spread and was not overridden, or the object did not originate on a master page. as in the following examples: Crop a graphic by making its frame smaller. Note: When you purchase something after clicking links in our articles, we may earn a small commission. Note: If the content is larger than the frame, content around the edges is obscured. Compare that to the CC 2015.4 Control panel (Figure 2). can be inserted Before Image, After Image, or Before and After Image. If the content and the frame have different proportions, some of Use negative values to add space between the image’s bounding box See Label Use for graphic elements that have no important meaning when they are read aloud by a screen reader. a mask by using the drawing tools to change the shape of the graphic’s Fitting Content to a Frame To enable Auto-Fit for a selected graphics frame, choose Object > Fitting > Frame Fitting Options, and then select Auto-Fit or select Auto-Fit in the Control panel. Click the arrow icon to choose the order in which the reader can read the document. It may not have the same proportions as your image. For example, a scanned TIFF image. You will be presented with a floating panel.   |   To resize the picture and its frame with the Scale or Free Transform tools, just grab the frame handle and drag. To make this as the default frame fitting option, go to Preferences > General and select Make Content-Aware Fit the default frame fitting option. The frame resizes away from the point you click. When you’re happy with the size of the photo, immediately select another tool in the Tools panel so that you don’t continue to resize or otherwise change the picture. To move a frame without moving its content, click the frame using the Selection tool, switch to the Direct Selection tool, and then drag the center. Check to specify custom image conversion settings for selected frames. To crop an imported image or any other graphic already inside a rectangular frame, click the object using the Selection, To crop or mask any object, use the Selection or Direct Selection. the panel reference point locator  to To open an image in its original application (for editing): Option-click (Mac) or Alt-click (PC) an image on your layout to open it in its original application. To paste one object inside a frame, select the object. If you resize an image frame when Auto-Fit is not selected, the frame resizes while the image size remains the same. The frame’s dimensions are not changed. If you use the Direct Selection tool to select Pariah S. Burke is the author of Mastering InDesign CS3 for Print Design and Production (Sybex, 2007), and other books; a freelance graphic designer; and the publisher of the Web sites GurusUnleashed.com, WorkflowFreelance.com, and CreativesAre.com. A full list of InDesign keyboard shortcuts. the image is opened on the web. To remove undesired fitting settings applied using Auto-Fit, choose Object > Fitting > Clear Frame Fitting Options. If this field was where the text string is stored, then the Property Frame alignment options apply to frames that contain either a Use the Swatches panel and the toolbox to apply a stroke If this field was used to store the text string, then the Property (Files Let Sandee Cohen show you how to use frames in Adobe InDesign CS3 with this excerpt from her step-by-step, Visual QuickStart Guide. Resizing an Image and Frame Simultaneously Click on the frame with the Selection tool, and then check the box for "Auto-Fit" in InDesign's Control Panel. To permanently remove the content, press Delete or Backspace. Then I checked the “Auto-fit,” “Height,” and “Width” constraints. Low produces mobile devices range from 132 ppi (iPad), to 172 ppi (Sony Reader), multiple objects, only the item you drag is affected. Or, deselect Auto-Fit, transform the image, and select Auto-Fit again. This subtle difference occasionally catches just about all longstanding users. Learn / Forums / General InDesign Topics / Autofit as part of Object Style Tagged: Object style auto-fit This topic has 14 replies, 5 voices, and was last updated 2 years ago by Michel Allio for FRIdNGE. If you’re tired of constantly resizing frames to accommodate your text, you really ought to be using this feature. You Select this option to insert page breaks with images. Content-Aware Fit is not available on Windows 32-bit. This choice may cause unexpected Auto-size text frame options make it possible to set up a text frame so that it is automatically resized when you add, delete, or edit text. If the frame has a thick stroke weight, outer edges of the content will be obscured. Actual text is used to represent The top section of the panel controls how the images fit within the frame. Fit Content To Frame. This text is used in situations Make your InDesign text frames take their cues from the text they contain by using the auto-size feature. Center a graphic against a background rectangle by enlarging If you drag the content grabber, the image moves within the frame. If you cut an imported image from its frame and paste it elsewhere within a document, a new frame is created for it automatically. value would be “Iptc4xmpCore:SubjectCode[1].”. use as a border or background for its content, because you can change To move imported content without moving the frame (that is, to pan content behind its frame), drag the content grabber. The frame will not change, but the content may appear Dragging a frame handle resizes the frame, not the image, thus cropping or adding blank space rather than resizing the image. To move a frame together with its content, use the Selection tool  to click the image outside the content grabber. exceed 256 colors. until the file displays. Set the number of columns to 2 and select Balance Columns to balance the paragraphs of text. Then, hold the Shift key and drag on the frame's corner handles to make everything (image and frame) smaller or larger. For example, the Adobe Bridge user interface supports IPTC You can quickly enlarge a frame equally Use the Paste Into command to nest graphics within container frames. To maintain the image proportions as you scale, you’ll still need to hold down the Shift key—but you can press it at any time before or after you begin dragging. results. on either the left or bottom side (away from the reference point). Figure 5.19 The same image from Figure 5.17 when placed in a pre-fit frame.. Create various masking and layout effects by pasting an object Specify whether you want to fit the content to the frame Convert the object into an image. To fit a frame to its content quickly, double-click any corner handle on the frame. Choose Progressive to make the JPEG The basic shapes available are an Ellipse, Rectangle, and Polygon. The frame’s dimensions are not changed. you may want to exclude a border that surrounds the placed image. If a selection tool doesn’t work the way you expect it to, try deselecting everything first. The frame fitting buttons have moved significantly to the right of their old position. Online Privacy Policy. Select either tool from the middle of the Tools panel, click on the graphic frame (with the black arrow key) to select it, and begin dragging a handle; both the frame and the image will scale simultaneously without the need to press the Command key. Adobe Determines the trade-off between compression (for smaller In general, the difference is that cropping uses a rectangle to trim the edges of an image, and masking uses an arbitrary shape to make an object’s background transparent. Use data stored in common XMP fields. hold down Shift as you drag. an image looks fuzzy and gradually becomes clear as the image reaches value would be “Iptc4xmpCore:SubjectCode[1].”. namespace and property name in : format. Because an imported graphic is automatically contained within a frame, you can crop or mask it immediately without having to create a frame for it. Your choices are: Use the frame as is and crop the image. This is not applicable for EPUB Fixed Layout. If you change the size of the page manually (File > Document Setup), it will change the size of all pages, not just this page. You can specify a ppi value for each Determines how quickly JPEG graphics display when the file containing A really quick and easy way to scale objects to fit frames… Lets you control how InDesign handles colors when optimizing A graphics frame is ideally suited for ... To align objects: Select two or more objects. and the frame. PDF also supports actual text, in addition to Alt text. If you click outside the content grabber and drag the selection, the frame’s content moves with the frame. 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The next step is to save the script somewhere sensible -- I put it in my Text scripts subfolder and named it FitFrameToContent.jsx -- and then assign to it the Command-Option-C shortcut which was previously assigned to the menu item Fit Frame to Content on the Fitting submenu of the Object … point and choose Fit Content Proportionally, the image may be cropped There are, after all, two default object styles in the Object Styles panel: Basic Graphics Frame and Basic Text Frame. control alignment and positioning of text itself using the Text But one of these is not what it seems. Select the layout preference from the drop-down list. Frame Options command and the Paragraph, Paragraph Styles, and Story If you resize the frame, the fitting option is automatically The size of the content and frame is unaltered. You can even nest graphics into nested frames. do), you can modify it by changing its relationship to its frame, If you’re removing text characters, select them You can also use the Direct Selection tool  to select and drag the image. Resizes content to fit a frame while preserving the content Legal Notices If true, the object originated on a master spread and was overridden. As of CS3 that method no longer worked. When you import content from Microsoft Word, InDesign also imports alt-text applied to images. The GIF format uses a limited color palette, which cannot using the built‑in system color palette. |. can associate a fitting option to a placeholder frame so that whenever Choose System (Win) or System (Mac) to create a palette InDesign objects include any item you can add or create in the document window, Then, go to the option called “Object” and select “Fitting.” Then, you will be presented a couple of fitting options to select. Right-click on the object and select Object Export Options. The Fill Frame Proportionally command adjusts the image in the frame so that it fills the frame completely. Values include 72, 96, 150 (average for all eBook sizes, you can use the Fitting commands to achieve a perfect fit. can be applied to graphic elements that visually look like text. If this option is not select, This option lets you adjust the image size. GIF files. Pariah lives in Portland, Ore. Macworld is your best source for all things Apple. panels. An imported image cannot exist without a frame. the settings. With the Selection tool (), hold down the Shift key and click the green shape you modified earlier (outside of the frame you just created) that covers a good part of page 3 to simultaneously select the new rectangle and the green box.Two frames are now selected. If you haven’t created a frame for an imported graphic manually, the frame is automatically created at the same size as the graphic, so it is not obvious that the frame is there. Go to the Object menu, then to Fitting, and select Fit Content Proportionally. full resolution. (some empty space may result), or fill the frame proportionally Choose Baseline to make each JPEG file display only (This also works with text frames!) Select the source to assign the Alt text for the selected frames or groups. To specify crop settings for an empty placeholder frame, choose. Select Interlace to display a slowly loaded image InDesign’s Paste Into feature lets you nest one object (or a group of objects, which acts like a single object) inside a frame. Bonus: I’ve emphasized corner handles above, because if you double-click the top-middle or bottom-middle handles, you’ll resize the object container’s height only. How to Fit Graphics to Frames in Adobe InDesign Graphics and images can easily be sized to fit within a frame in the following ways. To force a text frame to fit the text inside, open the Text Frame Options dialog box from the Object menu. graphic or another text frame (text frames nested within another frame), but they do not affect paragraphs inside a text frame—you Resizes content to fit a frame and allows the content proportions This is … overriddenMasterPageItem: Graphic Guide Movie PageItem Sound: readonly: An object that originated on a master page and has been overridden. Core, which contains a field titled “IPTC Subject Code”. For example, To do this, go to the Objects menu and then to the Fitting submenu. If XMP data is updated With the cursor in the text frame, by default, type your text. For example, you may want white space to appear between If you click a side handle, the frame resizes only in that dimension. “Story” or “Figure” tag. The problem is that the frame you are trying to use is on the master. Choose Edit > Copy (or Edit > Cut, if you don’t want to keep the original). Adobe InDesign objects include any item you can add or create in the document window, including open paths, closed paths, compound shapes and paths, type, rasterized artwork, 3D objects… The Fitting commands fit the outer edges of the content to the center of the frame’s stroke. into a frame. Do this by pressing Ctrl+Shift+A (Windows) or Command+Shift+A (Mac OS). created with this option are slightly larger and require more RAM Content-Aware Fit removes the transformations, such as Scale, Rotate, Flip, or Shear, applied to the image. To move multiple frames, use the Selection tool to select the objects, If you enter crop values that cause You will see that there are a few fitting options for you. Choose Object > Pathfinder > Subtract to subtract the top shape (the new rectangle) from the green shape. Fortunately, there are other ways to simultaneously resize an image and its frame—without using the Command key. a frame. However, the transformations applied to the frame are not removed. To paste a text frame inside another frame and preserve its current appearance, select the entire text frame using the Selection tool or Direct Selection tool, not the Type tool. For purposes of the tut I am going with "Fill Frame Proportionally" and I am going to align to the centre of the frame. Therefore, it will make the image fit into the existing frame dimensions. use the Selection tool to click the content grabber of the image. the smallest file and lowest image quality. images display gradually and in increasing detail as they are downloaded. to be changed. Specify the location of the image’s bounding box in relation Preferred Text Wrap Options. If you used any InDesign version up to and including CS2, you knew that in order to resize a graphic frame and the image it contained, you had to begin dragging one of the frame’s handles and hold down the Command key while you dragged. Now, you must press and hold the Command key before you begin dragging or you will not resize the frame. the frame’s stroke and fill independent of the content. To maintain frame proportions, Aligning an object within a graphics frame. and fill color. Specify the following options, and then click OK: Select this option if you want the image to resize automatically when you resize the frame. This makes it easier to see how you are positioning the entire image within a frame. The frame will automatically resize to be just large enough to fit the contents (lower text box in the image above). Use these options to control the quality of rasterization applied to text effects, such as drop shadow and bevel, when you export the layout to HTML or EPUB. in the graphic without any dithering (mixing of small spots of colors Fortunately, there are other ways to simultaneously resize an image and its frame—without using the Command key. We'll start with this unscaled image in a square frame. 1667591779 = 'cenc' FitOptions.CONTENT_TO_FRAME: Resizes content to fit the frame. With an imported graphic, you can also create to the frame. graphics for use with screen-reader software. (See Set strokes.). These techniques are useful for adjusting a graphic when cropped or masked in its frame. Alternative text (Alt text) is a brief text-based You can adjust the frame’s stroke alignment to the center, inside, or outside a frame edge. and then drag them. Select a path or frame, and then choose Edit > Paste Into. Use Object export options to: Define Alt text for placed images and graphics. Use text as specified in the structure. Object export options can be used to specify export parameters required when you export to different formats, such as EPUB, HTML, or accessible PDFs. weight and color of its frame. There is an easy way to get images to auto-fit in frames BEFORE you place them. any bounding box handle outward. Choose Object > Fitting > Frame Fitting Options. If false, the object either originated on a master spread and was not overridden, or the object did not originate on a master page. as in the following examples: Crop a graphic by making its frame smaller. Note: When you purchase something after clicking links in our articles, we may earn a small commission. Note: If the content is larger than the frame, content around the edges is obscured. Compare that to the CC 2015.4 Control panel (Figure 2). can be inserted Before Image, After Image, or Before and After Image. If the content and the frame have different proportions, some of Use negative values to add space between the image’s bounding box See Label Use for graphic elements that have no important meaning when they are read aloud by a screen reader. a mask by using the drawing tools to change the shape of the graphic’s Fitting Content to a Frame To enable Auto-Fit for a selected graphics frame, choose Object > Fitting > Frame Fitting Options, and then select Auto-Fit or select Auto-Fit in the Control panel. Click the arrow icon to choose the order in which the reader can read the document. It may not have the same proportions as your image. For example, a scanned TIFF image. You will be presented with a floating panel.   |   To resize the picture and its frame with the Scale or Free Transform tools, just grab the frame handle and drag. To make this as the default frame fitting option, go to Preferences > General and select Make Content-Aware Fit the default frame fitting option. The frame resizes away from the point you click. When you’re happy with the size of the photo, immediately select another tool in the Tools panel so that you don’t continue to resize or otherwise change the picture. To move a frame without moving its content, click the frame using the Selection tool, switch to the Direct Selection tool, and then drag the center. Check to specify custom image conversion settings for selected frames. To crop an imported image or any other graphic already inside a rectangular frame, click the object using the Selection, To crop or mask any object, use the Selection or Direct Selection. the panel reference point locator  to To open an image in its original application (for editing): Option-click (Mac) or Alt-click (PC) an image on your layout to open it in its original application. To paste one object inside a frame, select the object. If you resize an image frame when Auto-Fit is not selected, the frame resizes while the image size remains the same. The frame’s dimensions are not changed. If you use the Direct Selection tool to select Pariah S. Burke is the author of Mastering InDesign CS3 for Print Design and Production (Sybex, 2007), and other books; a freelance graphic designer; and the publisher of the Web sites GurusUnleashed.com, WorkflowFreelance.com, and CreativesAre.com. A full list of InDesign keyboard shortcuts. the image is opened on the web. To remove undesired fitting settings applied using Auto-Fit, choose Object > Fitting > Clear Frame Fitting Options. If this field was where the text string is stored, then the Property Frame alignment options apply to frames that contain either a Use the Swatches panel and the toolbox to apply a stroke If this field was used to store the text string, then the Property (Files Let Sandee Cohen show you how to use frames in Adobe InDesign CS3 with this excerpt from her step-by-step, Visual QuickStart Guide. Resizing an Image and Frame Simultaneously Click on the frame with the Selection tool, and then check the box for "Auto-Fit" in InDesign's Control Panel. To permanently remove the content, press Delete or Backspace. Then I checked the “Auto-fit,” “Height,” and “Width” constraints. Low produces mobile devices range from 132 ppi (iPad), to 172 ppi (Sony Reader), multiple objects, only the item you drag is affected. Or, deselect Auto-Fit, transform the image, and select Auto-Fit again. This subtle difference occasionally catches just about all longstanding users. Learn / Forums / General InDesign Topics / Autofit as part of Object Style Tagged: Object style auto-fit This topic has 14 replies, 5 voices, and was last updated 2 years ago by Michel Allio for FRIdNGE. If you’re tired of constantly resizing frames to accommodate your text, you really ought to be using this feature. You Select this option to insert page breaks with images. Content-Aware Fit is not available on Windows 32-bit. This choice may cause unexpected Auto-size text frame options make it possible to set up a text frame so that it is automatically resized when you add, delete, or edit text. If the frame has a thick stroke weight, outer edges of the content will be obscured. Actual text is used to represent The top section of the panel controls how the images fit within the frame. Fit Content To Frame. This text is used in situations Make your InDesign text frames take their cues from the text they contain by using the auto-size feature. Center a graphic against a background rectangle by enlarging If you drag the content grabber, the image moves within the frame. If you cut an imported image from its frame and paste it elsewhere within a document, a new frame is created for it automatically. value would be “Iptc4xmpCore:SubjectCode[1].”. use as a border or background for its content, because you can change To move imported content without moving the frame (that is, to pan content behind its frame), drag the content grabber. The frame will not change, but the content may appear Dragging a frame handle resizes the frame, not the image, thus cropping or adding blank space rather than resizing the image. To move a frame together with its content, use the Selection tool  to click the image outside the content grabber. exceed 256 colors. until the file displays. Set the number of columns to 2 and select Balance Columns to balance the paragraphs of text. Then, hold the Shift key and drag on the frame's corner handles to make everything (image and frame) smaller or larger. For example, the Adobe Bridge user interface supports IPTC You can quickly enlarge a frame equally Use the Paste Into command to nest graphics within container frames. To maintain the image proportions as you scale, you’ll still need to hold down the Shift key—but you can press it at any time before or after you begin dragging. results. on either the left or bottom side (away from the reference point). Figure 5.19 The same image from Figure 5.17 when placed in a pre-fit frame.. Create various masking and layout effects by pasting an object Specify whether you want to fit the content to the frame Convert the object into an image. To fit a frame to its content quickly, double-click any corner handle on the frame. Choose Progressive to make the JPEG The basic shapes available are an Ellipse, Rectangle, and Polygon. The frame’s dimensions are not changed. you may want to exclude a border that surrounds the placed image. If a selection tool doesn’t work the way you expect it to, try deselecting everything first. The frame fitting buttons have moved significantly to the right of their old position. Online Privacy Policy. Select either tool from the middle of the Tools panel, click on the graphic frame (with the black arrow key) to select it, and begin dragging a handle; both the frame and the image will scale simultaneously without the need to press the Command key. Adobe Determines the trade-off between compression (for smaller In general, the difference is that cropping uses a rectangle to trim the edges of an image, and masking uses an arbitrary shape to make an object’s background transparent. Use data stored in common XMP fields. hold down Shift as you drag. an image looks fuzzy and gradually becomes clear as the image reaches value would be “Iptc4xmpCore:SubjectCode[1].”. namespace and property name in : format. Because an imported graphic is automatically contained within a frame, you can crop or mask it immediately without having to create a frame for it. Your choices are: Use the frame as is and crop the image. This is not applicable for EPUB Fixed Layout. If you change the size of the page manually (File > Document Setup), it will change the size of all pages, not just this page. You can specify a ppi value for each Determines how quickly JPEG graphics display when the file containing A really quick and easy way to scale objects to fit frames… Lets you control how InDesign handles colors when optimizing A graphics frame is ideally suited for ... To align objects: Select two or more objects. and the frame. PDF also supports actual text, in addition to Alt text. If you click outside the content grabber and drag the selection, the frame’s content moves with the frame. 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the frame with the Direct Selection tool , set existing frame. The frame's dimensions are not changed. for tagged PDFs. The change was when you press the Command key relative to dragging a frame handle. using another application such as Adobe Bridge, when you update the center point, and enter new values for the width and height. For example, a text frame gets converted to an image. To paste one object inside a frame, select the object. Add a keyline or outline to a graphic by changing the stroke namespace and property name in : format. InDesign offers tools to ensure that you are able to fit the images exactly within the frames you want. its frame and setting the frame’s fill color. While You can also specify that InDesign increases the width or height of columns as you enter additional text. Resizes a frame to fit its content. For efficient printing, only the data for the visible parts of cropped or masked images is sent when you output the document. That tiny change messed up a lot of users. Macworld Use graphics frames to crop or mask objects. devices today), and 300. Selecting a region changes the language and/or content on Adobe.com. By Pariah S. Burke, for viewing.) The frame fitting buttons are outlined in orange. Use the EPUB and HTML options to specify image conversion settings for individual objects. Automatically determines the content of the frame and applies You can leave the Object Export Options To place the content elsewhere on the layout, choose Edit > Cut, deselect the frame, and then choose Edit > Paste. Specify the resolution of the images in pixels per inch (ppi). reapplied only if Auto-Fit is selected. the image and the frame. First tick the Auto-Fit box and then select the fitting option you require from the drop down menu. Choose Web to create a palette of Centers content within a frame. You can select the Auto-Fit option in the Control bar and in the Frame Fitting Options dialog box. If you hold down the mouse button on a graphic before you move it, a dynamic graphics preview (a ghosted-back image) of the outside of the frame appears, but the preview of the image that moves inside the frame is not ghosted. Lets you choose whether the optimized images in your document description of an image or graphic. system colors. I'm going to approach this as if you are a super beginner (no problem with that) and you're dropping everything in as a single illustrator file. When you use the Selection tool to select a graphics frame, you can select either the frame or the image within the frame. are converted to GIF, JPEG, or PNG. Adaptive to create a palette using a representative sample of colors To crop frame content precisely, select the frame with the Direct Selection tool, and use the Transform or Control panel to change the size of the frame. Note: Content that is a different size than the frame appears stretched or squeezed. words that were converted to artwork. When you create a new frame, InDesign may assign it an object style. new content is placed in that frame, the fitting command is applied. Cropping and masking are both terms that describe hiding part of an object. Choose Object > Fitting and one of the following options: Resizes content to fill the entire frame while preserving Choose Object > Text Frame Options. option is still implemented. A common example of a mask is a clipping path, which is a mask made for a specific image. Centers content in the frame; preserves the frame size as well as content size and proportions. Learn how to fit graphics in frames using frame fitting options that give you full control over … Frame Fitting: To fit a frame to the graphic inside of it: Double-click a corner of the frame. InDesign has so many shortcuts that they didn’t fit into a single A4, so the printable cheat sheet above includes only the ones that I use the most and that I believe are the most important for day to day work. Or press Cmd-Opt-C (Mac) / Ctrl-Alt-C (PC). Apply tags and actual text settings for tagged PDFs. Specify a reference point for the cropping and fitting actions. proportions. If you’re removing a graphic or a text If an object is hyperlinked, it would be supported on export. frame, select the object with the Direct Selection tool . We give you the scoop on what's new, what's best and how to make the most out of the products you love. For example, if you select the upper-right corner for a reference Resize the frame width or height or both ; If the image and frame don't match, then distorting the image to fit … and the frame have different proportions, some empty space will result. Select Choose Use the Stroke panel to adjust the frame’s stroke weight, There are several ways to reshape the basic objects you can draw with InDesign. Prior to CS3, you could press Command at any time while dragging the handle. to simulate additional colors). If the content To paste two or more objects inside a frame, group them first, because a frame can contain only one object. the link, text is updated automatically. InDesign has a few basic shapes to choose from in the Toolbar presented on the left (if it’s not visible, choose View > Toolbar). to over 300 ppi (iPhone 4). Uses an existing image for graphic objects. including open paths, closed paths, compound shapes and paths, type, rasterized Work with frames and modify, paste, crop, or mask objects in InDesign. If these settings are not specified, the EPUB export image conversion settings are used. The fitting action is applied only when content is placed into To paste two or more objects inside a frame, group them first, because a frame can contain only one object. In InDesign CS3 and CS4, you can use either the Scale or Free Transform tools to accomplish the same thing. Default settings mapped to the Export dialog settings dialog. However, you still save disk space and RAM if you crop or mask images to their desired shapes and sizes before importing them into your document. For example, the Bridge user interface supports IPTC where the image is not rendered or to help screen-readers. Use positive values to crop the image. Second and more importantly, InDesign CS3 and CS4 introduced a slight change in the way to simultaneously resize images and their frames, compared to previous versions. Page breaks If a graphic exists inside a frame (as all imported graphics First, selecting the image with the Selection tool (black arrow) actually selects the frame, not the image within it. Core, which contains a field titled “IPTC Subject Code”. web-safe colors that are a subset of Windows and Mac OS object selected. Make Content-Aware Fit the default frame fitting option, Label Publishers of technology books, eBooks, and videos for creative people. The frame’s proportions are altered to match the content proportions, if necessary. frames or groups. operating systems have standardized on either 72 ppi or 96 ppi, the content’s proportions. More after the jump! The only way to change InDesign’s text wrap settings is to turn one of the wrap methods on by default (by making the change with all documents closed) and set your desired values. (which may cause the image to be skewed), fit the content proportionally This is useful for resetting a graphics frame that you accidentally altered. Do this in the text frame options by selecting the text frame and choosing Object > Text Frame Options and click the Auto-Size button. Fitting graphics to their frames in InDesign If the frame and its content are different sizes, you can use the Fitting commands to achieve a perfect fit. style, or alignment. (one or more sides may be cropped). If text string is stored in some other XMP field, enter the complete Create different conversion settings on each object so they render well on different screen sizes and pixel densities. A keyboard shortcut I like to call "THE CLAW" because of the shape your hand makes when you use it. Read our, Learn more about Macworld's Digital Edition. Select the source to assign the PDF Tag for the selected If you decide to crop or transform the image, use the Direct Selection tool to transform the image itself. Automatic sizing of text frames. Take a look at the older InDesign Control Panel, directly below (Figure 1). To enlarge the frame without resizing the graphic, drag Next I also chose “Fill Frame Proportionally” for the image’s auto-fit option, (selecting the image [V] > right-clicking it > Fitting > Frame Fitting Options). around all sides by using the Transform or Control panel. The next step is to save the script somewhere sensible -- I put it in my Text scripts subfolder and named it FitFrameToContent.jsx -- and then assign to it the Command-Option-C shortcut which was previously assigned to the menu item Fit Frame to Content on the Fitting submenu of the Object … point and choose Fit Content Proportionally, the image may be cropped There are, after all, two default object styles in the Object Styles panel: Basic Graphics Frame and Basic Text Frame. control alignment and positioning of text itself using the Text But one of these is not what it seems. Select the layout preference from the drop-down list. Frame Options command and the Paragraph, Paragraph Styles, and Story If you resize the frame, the fitting option is automatically The size of the content and frame is unaltered. You can even nest graphics into nested frames. do), you can modify it by changing its relationship to its frame, If you’re removing text characters, select them You can also use the Direct Selection tool  to select and drag the image. Resizes content to fit a frame while preserving the content Legal Notices If true, the object originated on a master spread and was overridden. As of CS3 that method no longer worked. When you import content from Microsoft Word, InDesign also imports alt-text applied to images. The GIF format uses a limited color palette, which cannot using the built‑in system color palette. |. can associate a fitting option to a placeholder frame so that whenever Choose System (Win) or System (Mac) to create a palette InDesign objects include any item you can add or create in the document window, Then, go to the option called “Object” and select “Fitting.” Then, you will be presented a couple of fitting options to select. Right-click on the object and select Object Export Options. The Fill Frame Proportionally command adjusts the image in the frame so that it fills the frame completely. Values include 72, 96, 150 (average for all eBook sizes, you can use the Fitting commands to achieve a perfect fit. can be applied to graphic elements that visually look like text. If this option is not select, This option lets you adjust the image size. GIF files. Pariah lives in Portland, Ore. Macworld is your best source for all things Apple. panels. An imported image cannot exist without a frame. the settings. With the Selection tool (), hold down the Shift key and click the green shape you modified earlier (outside of the frame you just created) that covers a good part of page 3 to simultaneously select the new rectangle and the green box.Two frames are now selected. If you haven’t created a frame for an imported graphic manually, the frame is automatically created at the same size as the graphic, so it is not obvious that the frame is there. Go to the Object menu, then to Fitting, and select Fit Content Proportionally. full resolution. (some empty space may result), or fill the frame proportionally Choose Baseline to make each JPEG file display only (This also works with text frames!) Select the source to assign the Alt text for the selected frames or groups. To specify crop settings for an empty placeholder frame, choose. Select Interlace to display a slowly loaded image InDesign’s Paste Into feature lets you nest one object (or a group of objects, which acts like a single object) inside a frame. Bonus: I’ve emphasized corner handles above, because if you double-click the top-middle or bottom-middle handles, you’ll resize the object container’s height only. How to Fit Graphics to Frames in Adobe InDesign Graphics and images can easily be sized to fit within a frame in the following ways. To force a text frame to fit the text inside, open the Text Frame Options dialog box from the Object menu. graphic or another text frame (text frames nested within another frame), but they do not affect paragraphs inside a text frame—you Resizes content to fit a frame and allows the content proportions This is … overriddenMasterPageItem: Graphic Guide Movie PageItem Sound: readonly: An object that originated on a master page and has been overridden. Core, which contains a field titled “IPTC Subject Code”. For example, To do this, go to the Objects menu and then to the Fitting submenu. If XMP data is updated With the cursor in the text frame, by default, type your text. For example, you may want white space to appear between If you click a side handle, the frame resizes only in that dimension. “Story” or “Figure” tag. The problem is that the frame you are trying to use is on the master. Choose Edit > Copy (or Edit > Cut, if you don’t want to keep the original). Adobe InDesign objects include any item you can add or create in the document window, including open paths, closed paths, compound shapes and paths, type, rasterized artwork, 3D objects… The Fitting commands fit the outer edges of the content to the center of the frame’s stroke. into a frame. Do this by pressing Ctrl+Shift+A (Windows) or Command+Shift+A (Mac OS). created with this option are slightly larger and require more RAM Content-Aware Fit removes the transformations, such as Scale, Rotate, Flip, or Shear, applied to the image. To move multiple frames, use the Selection tool to select the objects, If you enter crop values that cause You will see that there are a few fitting options for you. Choose Object > Pathfinder > Subtract to subtract the top shape (the new rectangle) from the green shape. Fortunately, there are other ways to simultaneously resize an image and its frame—without using the Command key. a frame. However, the transformations applied to the frame are not removed. To paste a text frame inside another frame and preserve its current appearance, select the entire text frame using the Selection tool or Direct Selection tool, not the Type tool. For purposes of the tut I am going with "Fill Frame Proportionally" and I am going to align to the centre of the frame. Therefore, it will make the image fit into the existing frame dimensions. use the Selection tool to click the content grabber of the image. the smallest file and lowest image quality. images display gradually and in increasing detail as they are downloaded. to be changed. Specify the location of the image’s bounding box in relation Preferred Text Wrap Options. If you used any InDesign version up to and including CS2, you knew that in order to resize a graphic frame and the image it contained, you had to begin dragging one of the frame’s handles and hold down the Command key while you dragged. Now, you must press and hold the Command key before you begin dragging or you will not resize the frame. the frame’s stroke and fill independent of the content. To maintain frame proportions, Aligning an object within a graphics frame. and fill color. Specify the following options, and then click OK: Select this option if you want the image to resize automatically when you resize the frame. This makes it easier to see how you are positioning the entire image within a frame. The frame will automatically resize to be just large enough to fit the contents (lower text box in the image above). Use these options to control the quality of rasterization applied to text effects, such as drop shadow and bevel, when you export the layout to HTML or EPUB. in the graphic without any dithering (mixing of small spots of colors Fortunately, there are other ways to simultaneously resize an image and its frame—without using the Command key. We'll start with this unscaled image in a square frame. 1667591779 = 'cenc' FitOptions.CONTENT_TO_FRAME: Resizes content to fit the frame. With an imported graphic, you can also create to the frame. graphics for use with screen-reader software. (See Set strokes.). These techniques are useful for adjusting a graphic when cropped or masked in its frame. Alternative text (Alt text) is a brief text-based You can adjust the frame’s stroke alignment to the center, inside, or outside a frame edge. and then drag them. Select a path or frame, and then choose Edit > Paste Into. Use Object export options to: Define Alt text for placed images and graphics. Use text as specified in the structure. Object export options can be used to specify export parameters required when you export to different formats, such as EPUB, HTML, or accessible PDFs. weight and color of its frame. There is an easy way to get images to auto-fit in frames BEFORE you place them. any bounding box handle outward. Choose Object > Fitting > Frame Fitting Options. If false, the object either originated on a master spread and was not overridden, or the object did not originate on a master page. as in the following examples: Crop a graphic by making its frame smaller. Note: When you purchase something after clicking links in our articles, we may earn a small commission. Note: If the content is larger than the frame, content around the edges is obscured. Compare that to the CC 2015.4 Control panel (Figure 2). can be inserted Before Image, After Image, or Before and After Image. If the content and the frame have different proportions, some of Use negative values to add space between the image’s bounding box See Label Use for graphic elements that have no important meaning when they are read aloud by a screen reader. a mask by using the drawing tools to change the shape of the graphic’s Fitting Content to a Frame To enable Auto-Fit for a selected graphics frame, choose Object > Fitting > Frame Fitting Options, and then select Auto-Fit or select Auto-Fit in the Control panel. Click the arrow icon to choose the order in which the reader can read the document. It may not have the same proportions as your image. For example, a scanned TIFF image. You will be presented with a floating panel.   |   To resize the picture and its frame with the Scale or Free Transform tools, just grab the frame handle and drag. To make this as the default frame fitting option, go to Preferences > General and select Make Content-Aware Fit the default frame fitting option. The frame resizes away from the point you click. When you’re happy with the size of the photo, immediately select another tool in the Tools panel so that you don’t continue to resize or otherwise change the picture. To move a frame without moving its content, click the frame using the Selection tool, switch to the Direct Selection tool, and then drag the center. Check to specify custom image conversion settings for selected frames. To crop an imported image or any other graphic already inside a rectangular frame, click the object using the Selection, To crop or mask any object, use the Selection or Direct Selection. the panel reference point locator  to To open an image in its original application (for editing): Option-click (Mac) or Alt-click (PC) an image on your layout to open it in its original application. To paste one object inside a frame, select the object. If you resize an image frame when Auto-Fit is not selected, the frame resizes while the image size remains the same. The frame’s dimensions are not changed. If you use the Direct Selection tool to select Pariah S. Burke is the author of Mastering InDesign CS3 for Print Design and Production (Sybex, 2007), and other books; a freelance graphic designer; and the publisher of the Web sites GurusUnleashed.com, WorkflowFreelance.com, and CreativesAre.com. A full list of InDesign keyboard shortcuts. the image is opened on the web. To remove undesired fitting settings applied using Auto-Fit, choose Object > Fitting > Clear Frame Fitting Options. If this field was where the text string is stored, then the Property Frame alignment options apply to frames that contain either a Use the Swatches panel and the toolbox to apply a stroke If this field was used to store the text string, then the Property (Files Let Sandee Cohen show you how to use frames in Adobe InDesign CS3 with this excerpt from her step-by-step, Visual QuickStart Guide. Resizing an Image and Frame Simultaneously Click on the frame with the Selection tool, and then check the box for "Auto-Fit" in InDesign's Control Panel. To permanently remove the content, press Delete or Backspace. Then I checked the “Auto-fit,” “Height,” and “Width” constraints. Low produces mobile devices range from 132 ppi (iPad), to 172 ppi (Sony Reader), multiple objects, only the item you drag is affected. Or, deselect Auto-Fit, transform the image, and select Auto-Fit again. This subtle difference occasionally catches just about all longstanding users. Learn / Forums / General InDesign Topics / Autofit as part of Object Style Tagged: Object style auto-fit This topic has 14 replies, 5 voices, and was last updated 2 years ago by Michel Allio for FRIdNGE. If you’re tired of constantly resizing frames to accommodate your text, you really ought to be using this feature. You Select this option to insert page breaks with images. Content-Aware Fit is not available on Windows 32-bit. This choice may cause unexpected Auto-size text frame options make it possible to set up a text frame so that it is automatically resized when you add, delete, or edit text. If the frame has a thick stroke weight, outer edges of the content will be obscured. Actual text is used to represent The top section of the panel controls how the images fit within the frame. Fit Content To Frame. This text is used in situations Make your InDesign text frames take their cues from the text they contain by using the auto-size feature. Center a graphic against a background rectangle by enlarging If you drag the content grabber, the image moves within the frame. If you cut an imported image from its frame and paste it elsewhere within a document, a new frame is created for it automatically. value would be “Iptc4xmpCore:SubjectCode[1].”. use as a border or background for its content, because you can change To move imported content without moving the frame (that is, to pan content behind its frame), drag the content grabber. The frame will not change, but the content may appear Dragging a frame handle resizes the frame, not the image, thus cropping or adding blank space rather than resizing the image. To move a frame together with its content, use the Selection tool  to click the image outside the content grabber. exceed 256 colors. until the file displays. Set the number of columns to 2 and select Balance Columns to balance the paragraphs of text. Then, hold the Shift key and drag on the frame's corner handles to make everything (image and frame) smaller or larger. For example, the Adobe Bridge user interface supports IPTC You can quickly enlarge a frame equally Use the Paste Into command to nest graphics within container frames. To maintain the image proportions as you scale, you’ll still need to hold down the Shift key—but you can press it at any time before or after you begin dragging. results. on either the left or bottom side (away from the reference point). Figure 5.19 The same image from Figure 5.17 when placed in a pre-fit frame.. Create various masking and layout effects by pasting an object Specify whether you want to fit the content to the frame Convert the object into an image. To fit a frame to its content quickly, double-click any corner handle on the frame. Choose Progressive to make the JPEG The basic shapes available are an Ellipse, Rectangle, and Polygon. The frame’s dimensions are not changed. you may want to exclude a border that surrounds the placed image. If a selection tool doesn’t work the way you expect it to, try deselecting everything first. The frame fitting buttons have moved significantly to the right of their old position. Online Privacy Policy. Select either tool from the middle of the Tools panel, click on the graphic frame (with the black arrow key) to select it, and begin dragging a handle; both the frame and the image will scale simultaneously without the need to press the Command key. Adobe Determines the trade-off between compression (for smaller In general, the difference is that cropping uses a rectangle to trim the edges of an image, and masking uses an arbitrary shape to make an object’s background transparent. Use data stored in common XMP fields. hold down Shift as you drag. an image looks fuzzy and gradually becomes clear as the image reaches value would be “Iptc4xmpCore:SubjectCode[1].”. namespace and property name in : format. Because an imported graphic is automatically contained within a frame, you can crop or mask it immediately without having to create a frame for it. Your choices are: Use the frame as is and crop the image. This is not applicable for EPUB Fixed Layout. If you change the size of the page manually (File > Document Setup), it will change the size of all pages, not just this page. You can specify a ppi value for each Determines how quickly JPEG graphics display when the file containing A really quick and easy way to scale objects to fit frames… Lets you control how InDesign handles colors when optimizing A graphics frame is ideally suited for ... To align objects: Select two or more objects. and the frame. PDF also supports actual text, in addition to Alt text. If you click outside the content grabber and drag the selection, the frame’s content moves with the frame. 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