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Old 21-03-2006, 13:59
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Hi, you can scale a group of objects that include text frames (and the typo
in the frame) by holding the ALT-key. But you can't do it proportionally.
To handle it very correctly you probably need a macro that increases sizes of
paragraph text proportionally to it's new scale.

Anyone ?
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Old 21-03-2006, 14:46
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Here is a work-around for you. Create another paragraph text frame, select your group containing a text object and then Shift-select the new text frame. Use Alt-drag to scale the objects. As long as the last object selected is a text frame, it will be proportional. When you are done, just delete that text frame.

The problem here is that the same shortcut key is used for two different things. Alt with normal objects is used for unconstrained scale. However with text it is used to scale characters along with the frame. So, depending whether the text object was selected last, the function of the ALT key is determined. It is lame, but that's the way it works.
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Old 21-03-2006, 14:47
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Originally Posted by daniello
Hi, you can scale a group of objects that include text frames (and the typo
in the frame) by holding the ALT-key. But you can't do it proportionally.
To handle it very correctly you probably need a macro that increases sizes of
paragraph text proportionally to it's new scale.

Anyone ?
You can draw bounding rectangle, then scale this rect with duplication to target size. Then select your text paragraphs together with smaller (bounding) rectangle, and scale them until smaller rectangle snaps to larger (SnapToObjects ON, Alt+Z).

The misadvantage of this method besides auxiliary rectangles is that tab positions aren't scaled. So I think if you don't have tabs in paragraphs then this rectangle workaround will help you.

You can use macro that automatically creates bounding rectangle: http://www.oberonplace.com/vba/drawm...cropmarksh.htm
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Old 21-03-2006, 14:54
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Os, actually I was hoping for a cool new and helpful macro like you mentioned in the newsgroup. But hey .. I can live with those workarounds ;-)
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