To maintain frame proportions, to over 300 ppi (iPhone 4). do), you can modify it by changing its relationship to its frame, Use the Stroke panel to adjust the frame’s stroke weight, devices today), and 300. For efficient printing, only the data for the visible parts of cropped or masked images is sent when you output the document. To remove undesired fitting settings applied using Auto-Fit, choose Object > Fitting > Clear Frame Fitting 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. Resize the frame width or height or both ; If the image and frame don't match, then distorting the image to fit … Unfortunately, when text wrap is on by default, every object you add to the page has a text wrap … graphics for use with screen-reader software. If you’re removing a graphic or a text style, or alignment. Finally, I locked this photo (Ctrl + 2) so I could edit objects behind it. 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. Resizes content to fit a frame while preserving the content A keyboard shortcut I like to call "THE CLAW" because of the shape your hand makes when you use it. You can also use the Direct Selection tool  to select and drag the image. option is still implemented. A common example of a mask is a clipping path, which is a mask made for a specific image. Fitting Content to a Frame exceed 256 colors. for tagged PDFs. If text string is stored in some other XMP field, enter the complete You can also specify that InDesign increases the width or height of columns as you enter additional text. To resize the picture and its frame with the Scale or Free Transform tools, just grab the frame handle and drag. If you’re tired of constantly resizing frames to accommodate your text, you really ought to be using this feature. 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. overriddenMasterPageItem: Graphic Guide Movie PageItem Sound: readonly: An object that originated on a master page and has been overridden. Use data stored in common XMP fields. proportions. The Fill Frame Proportionally command adjusts the image in the frame so that it fills the frame completely. existing frame. Actual text 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. Choose Edit > Copy (or Edit > Cut, if you don’t want to keep the original). and the frame. To move imported content without moving the frame (that is, to pan content behind its frame), drag the content grabber. This option lets you adjust the image size. The fitting action is applied only when content is placed into If you click outside the content grabber and drag the selection, the frame’s content moves with the frame. namespace and property name in : format. Choose the custom CSS width and height from the following options: The Size drop-down list is applicable for the EPUB Reflowable and HTML Layout only. and the frame have different proportions, some empty space will result. 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. Set the number of columns to 2 and select Balance Columns to balance the paragraphs of text. There are several ways to reshape the basic objects you can draw with InDesign. Values include 72, 96, 150 (average for all eBook To access the Auto-size options, do the following: Select a text frame and choose Object > Text Frame Options This is … If you drag the content grabber, the image moves within the frame. It may not have the same proportions as your image. until the file displays. 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. That tiny change messed up a lot of users. Center a graphic against a background rectangle by enlarging For example, system colors. However, the transformations applied to the frame are not removed. Select using another application such as Adobe Bridge, when you update But what if you need something a little different? 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. Centers content within a frame. 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. Select Interlace to display a slowly loaded image The frame will not change, but the content may appear You can select the Auto-Fit option in the Control bar and in the Frame Fitting Options dialog box. 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. ... To align objects: Select two or more objects. The frame fitting buttons are outlined in orange. the settings. Adobe Do this in the text frame options by selecting the text frame and choosing Object > Text Frame Options and click the Auto-Size button. the panel reference point locator  to Or press Cmd-Opt-C (Mac) / Ctrl-Alt-C (PC). For example, the Adobe Bridge user interface supports IPTC Post questions and get answers from experts. mobile devices range from 132 ppi (iPad), to 172 ppi (Sony Reader), operating systems have standardized on either 72 ppi or 96 ppi, 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. Also be aware that if you drastically enlarge a photo, it will start to look pixelated, so be sure to do the bulk of your image resizing in Photoshop, and confine your InDesign tweaks to smaller changes. When you use the Selection tool to select a graphics frame, you can select either the frame or the image within the frame. Add a keyline or outline to a graphic by changing the stroke This is useful for resetting a graphics frame that you accidentally altered. Automatically determines the content of the frame and applies While dialog box while you select other objects on the layout to apply Choose System (Win) or System (Mac) to create a palette To paste one object inside a frame, select the object. Go to the Object menu, then to Fitting, and select Fit Content Proportionally. Make your InDesign text frames take their cues from the text they contain by using the auto-size feature. You Cropping and masking are both terms that describe hiding part of an object. the content will be cropped by the bounding box of the frame. Adaptive to create a palette using a representative sample of colors |. Core, which contains a field titled “IPTC Subject Code”. The problem is that the frame you are trying to use is on the master. where the image is not rendered or to help screen-readers. Select the source to assign the PDF Tag for the selected The top section of the panel controls how the images fit within the frame. (See Set strokes.). as in the following examples: Crop a graphic by making its frame smaller. See EPUB Images options. created with this option are slightly larger and require more RAM If you enter crop values that cause the image and the frame. For users of recent versions of InDesign, the confusion over how to resize an image instead of cropping it evolves from two issues. Note: When you purchase something after clicking links in our articles, we may earn a small commission. Right-click on the object and select Object Export Options. Lets you choose whether the optimized images in your document Fortunately, there are other ways to simultaneously resize an image and its frame—without using the Command key. Compare that to the CC 2015.4 Control panel (Figure 2). The frame’s dimensions are not changed. weight and color of its frame. You can adjust the frame’s stroke alignment to the center, inside, or outside a frame edge. If true, the object originated on a master spread and was overridden. the content’s proportions. 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. you may want to exclude a border that surrounds the placed image. 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. Choose Object > Fitting > Frame Fitting Options. Select a path or frame, and then choose Edit > Paste Into. You can quickly enlarge a frame equally on either the left or bottom side (away from the reference point). 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 example, you may want white space to appear between multiple objects, only the item you drag is affected. This subtle difference occasionally catches just about all longstanding users. frames or groups. The frame resizes away from the point you click. gradually by filling in missing lines. Specify the location of the image’s bounding box in relation the center point, and enter new values for the width and height.   |   If the content and the frame have different proportions, some of control alignment and positioning of text itself using the Text Actual text is used to represent If the content 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. If you cut an imported image from its frame and paste it elsewhere within a document, a new frame is created for it automatically. GIF files. 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. any bounding box handle outward. the smallest file and lowest image quality. You can leave the Object Export Options The frame fitting buttons have moved significantly to the right of their old position. full resolution. The GIF format uses a limited color palette, which cannot 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. A graphics frame is ideally suited for the link, text is updated automatically. Choose Object > Text Frame Options. Page breaks use as a border or background for its content, because you can change If this field was used to store the text string, then the Property Object export options can be used to specify export parameters required when you export to different formats, such as EPUB, HTML, or accessible PDFs. If you use the Direct Selection tool to select 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. In InDesign CS3 and CS4, you can use either the Scale or Free Transform tools to accomplish the same thing. Automatically fits an image inside the frame based on the image content and frame size. The following techniques include ways to move a frame or its content independent of each other. graphics for use with screen-reader software, Southeast Asia (Includes Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) - English, الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا - اللغة العربية. To paste two or more objects inside a frame, group them first, because a frame can contain only one object. To do this, go to the Objects menu and then to the Fitting submenu. Click the arrow icon to choose the order in which the reader can read the document. With the cursor in the text frame, by default, type your text. Online Privacy Policy. Select this option to insert page breaks with images. Then I checked the “Auto-fit,” “Height,” and “Width” constraints. The basic shapes available are an Ellipse, Rectangle, and Polygon. Legal Notices You can even nest graphics into nested frames. description of an image or graphic. 1667591779 = 'cenc' FitOptions.CONTENT_TO_FRAME: Resizes content to fit the frame. To move a frame together with its content, use the Selection tool  to click the image outside the content grabber. Low produces 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. Note: If the content is larger than the frame, content around the edges is obscured. (some empty space may result), or fill the frame proportionally can be applied to graphic elements that visually look like text. the frame’s stroke and fill independent of the content. If a graphic exists inside a frame (as all imported graphics Figure 5.19 The same image from Figure 5.17 when placed in a pre-fit frame.. The change was when you press the Command key relative to dragging a frame handle. (one or more sides may be cropped). 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. are converted to GIF, JPEG, or PNG. If this option is not select, If you select Auto-Fit, the image resizes with the frame. Choose InDesign’s Paste Into feature lets you nest one object (or a group of objects, which acts like a single object) inside a frame. 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. Pariah lives in Portland, Ore. Macworld is your best source for all things Apple. namespace and property name in : format. For example, a scanned TIFF image. Content-Aware Fit removes the transformations, such as Scale, Rotate, Flip, or Shear, applied to the image. Select the source to assign the Alt text for the selected frames or groups. For example, if you select the upper-right corner for a reference to be changed. Check to specify custom image conversion settings for selected frames. in the graphic without any dithering (mixing of small spots of colors Convert the object into an image. Core, which contains a field titled “IPTC Subject Code”. The proportions of the frame and its content are preserved. Actual text is only applicable This makes it easier to see how you are positioning the entire image within a frame. results. Uses an existing image for graphic objects. To paste one object inside a frame, select the object. Alternative text (Alt text) is a brief text-based For example, a text frame gets converted to an image. a frame. The frame’s dimensions are not changed. If the frame and its content are different InDesign objects include any item you can add or create in the document window, point and choose Fit Content Proportionally, the image may be cropped Preferred Text Wrap Options. using the built‑in system color palette. can associate a fitting option to a placeholder frame so that whenever file sizes) and image quality for each JPEG image created. 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. 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. Use positive values to crop the image. To paste two or more objects inside a frame, group them first, because a frame can contain only one object. after it has been downloaded; a placeholder appears in its place Content-Aware Fit is not available on Windows 32-bit. Let Sandee Cohen show you how to use frames in Adobe InDesign CS3 with this excerpt from her step-by-step, Visual QuickStart Guide. panels. hold down Shift as you drag. The size of the content and frame is unaltered. around all sides by using the Transform or Control panel. When you create a new frame, InDesign may assign it an object style. Use text as specified in the structure. sizes, you can use the Fitting commands to achieve a perfect fit. reapplied only if Auto-Fit is selected. You will see that there are a few fitting options for you. and then drag them. Or, If you decide to crop or transform the image, use the Direct Selection tool to transform the image itself. to be stretched if the content and the frame have different proportions. Default settings mapped to the Export dialog settings dialog. Read our, Learn more about Macworld's Digital Edition. Do this by pressing Ctrl+Shift+A (Windows) or Command+Shift+A (Mac OS). To make this as the default frame fitting option, go to Preferences > General and select Make Content-Aware Fit the default frame fitting option. By Pariah S. Burke, (This also works with text frames!) Create different conversion settings on each object so they render well on different screen sizes and pixel densities. 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… Use the Swatches panel and the toolbox to apply a stroke frame, select the object with the Direct Selection tool . Use Object export options to: Define Alt text for placed images and graphics. Use negative values to add space between the image’s bounding box Fit Content To Frame. artwork, 3D objects, and any placed file, such as an image. Work with frames and modify, paste, crop, or mask objects in InDesign. This is not applicable for EPUB Fixed Layout. Select the layout preference from the drop-down list. If you’re removing text characters, select them The frame's dimensions are not changed. Resizes a frame to fit its content. 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). There is an easy way to get images to auto-fit in frames BEFORE you place them. If XMP data is updated As of CS3 that method no longer worked. For example, the Bridge user interface supports IPTC Specify the following options, and then click OK: Select this option if you want the image to resize automatically when you resize the frame. Centers content in the frame; preserves the frame size as well as content size and proportions. an image looks fuzzy and gradually becomes clear as the image reaches If the frame has a thick stroke weight, outer edges of the content will be obscured. Specify whether you want to fit the content to the frame Take a look at the older InDesign Control Panel, directly below (Figure 1). Prior to CS3, you could press Command at any time while dragging the handle. (which may cause the image to be skewed), fit the content proportionally You will be presented with a floating panel. value would be “Iptc4xmpCore:SubjectCode[1].”. a mask by using the drawing tools to change the shape of the graphic’s The Fitting commands fit the outer edges of the content to the center of the frame’s stroke. for viewing.) First tick the Auto-Fit box and then select the fitting option you require from the drop down menu. If text string is stored in some other XMP field, enter the complete 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. words that were converted to artwork. InDesign offers tools to ensure that you are able to fit the images exactly within the frames you want. Now, you must press and hold the Command key before you begin dragging or you will not resize the frame. To move multiple frames, use the Selection tool to select the objects, Frame Fitting: To fit a frame to the graphic inside of it: Double-click a corner of the frame. There are, after all, two default object styles in the Object Styles panel: Basic Graphics Frame and Basic Text Frame. Automatic sizing of text frames. To force a text frame to fit the text inside, open the Text Frame Options dialog box from the Object menu. Lets you control how InDesign handles colors when optimizing More after the jump! Choose Web to create a palette of The frame will automatically resize to be just large enough to fit the contents (lower text box in the image above). Create various masking and layout effects by pasting an object Copyright © 2021 IDG Communications, Inc. If you change the size of the page manually (File > Document Setup), it will change the size of all pages, not just this page. If you click a side handle, the frame resizes only in that dimension. the image not to be visible, those values are ignored, but the fitting If you resize an image frame when Auto-Fit is not selected, the frame resizes while the image size remains the same. Learn how to fit graphics in frames using frame fitting options that give you full control over … Resizes content to fit a frame and allows the content proportions use the Selection tool to click the content grabber of the image. An imported image cannot exist without a frame. If these settings are not specified, the EPUB export image conversion settings are used. Specify the resolution of the images in pixels per inch (ppi). To specify crop settings for an empty placeholder frame, choose. 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. Choose Object > Fitting and one of the following options: Resizes content to fill the entire frame while preserving Then, hold the Shift key and drag on the frame's corner handles to make everything (image and frame) smaller or larger. Then, go to the option called “Object” and select “Fitting.” Then, you will be presented a couple of fitting options to select. But one of these is not what it seems. When you import content from Microsoft Word, InDesign also imports alt-text applied to images. 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. If a selection tool doesn’t work the way you expect it to, try deselecting everything first. With the Selection tool in the Tools panel selected, double-click a bounding box point around the frame to fit the frame to the text. the frame with the Direct Selection tool , set graphic or another text frame (text frames nested within another Choose Progressive to make the JPEG object selected. To permanently remove the content, press Delete or Backspace. Choose Baseline to make each JPEG file display only Dragging a frame handle resizes the frame, not the image, thus cropping or adding blank space rather than resizing the image. For purposes of the tut I am going with "Fill Frame Proportionally" and I am going to align to the centre of the frame. With an imported graphic, you can also create Publishers of technology books, eBooks, and videos for creative people. To place the content elsewhere on the layout, choose Edit > Cut, deselect the frame, and then choose Edit > Paste. A full list of InDesign keyboard shortcuts. PDF also supports actual text, in addition to Alt text. Therefore, it will make the image fit into the existing frame dimensions. Determines how quickly JPEG graphics display when the file containing into a frame. If an object is hyperlinked, it would be supported on export. The frame’s proportions are altered to match the content proportions, if necessary. 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. Your choices are: Use the frame as is and crop the image. These techniques are useful for adjusting a graphic when cropped or masked in its frame. to simulate additional colors). Make Content-Aware Fit the default frame fitting option, Label First, selecting the image with the Selection tool (black arrow) actually selects the frame, not the image within it. 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. This choice may cause unexpected We'll start with this unscaled image in a square frame. with the Type tool . See Label “Story” or “Figure” tag. including open paths, closed paths, compound shapes and paths, type, rasterized and fill color. Use for graphic elements that have no important meaning when they are read aloud by a screen reader. can be inserted Before Image, After Image, or Before and After Image. Or, deselect Auto-Fit, transform the image, and select Auto-Fit again. If false, the object either originated on a master spread and was not overridden, or the object did not originate on a master page. Note: Content that is a different size than the frame appears stretched or squeezed. A really quick and easy way to scale objects to fit frames… Macworld To fit a frame to its content quickly, double-click any corner handle on the frame. If this field was where the text string is stored, then the Property 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 … Determines the trade-off between compression (for smaller This text is used in situations Use graphics frames to crop or mask objects. frame), but they do not affect paragraphs inside a text frame—you Selecting a region changes the language and/or content on Adobe.com. web-safe colors that are a subset of Windows and Mac OS Use the EPUB and HTML options to specify image conversion settings for individual objects. 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. value would be “Iptc4xmpCore:SubjectCode[1].”. Object export options can be applied to both text frames and graphic frames, as well as groups. Apply tags and actual text settings for tagged PDFs. Frame Options command and the Paragraph, Paragraph Styles, and Story To enlarge the frame without resizing the graphic, drag the image is opened on the web. images display gradually and in increasing detail as they are downloaded. If you resize the frame, the fitting option is automatically 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. its frame and setting the frame’s fill color. new content is placed in that frame, the fitting command is applied. Choose Object > Pathfinder > Subtract to subtract the top shape (the new rectangle) from the green shape. You can specify a ppi value for each Frame alignment options apply to frames that contain either a to the frame. (Files InDesign has a few basic shapes to choose from in the Toolbar presented on the left (if it’s not visible, choose View > Toolbar). Aligning an object within a graphics frame. We give you the scoop on what's new, what's best and how to make the most out of the products you love. Fortunately, there are other ways to simultaneously resize an image and its frame—without using the Command key. Using the Frame Fitting Options dialog box, you can easily set the frame fitting first. Use the Paste Into command to nest graphics within container frames. Specify a reference point for the cropping and fitting actions. Viewing 14 reply threads Author Posts December 5, 2017 at 6:02 pm #100070 Melise GerberMember I have a document …