AutoFit attributes are set using the Typefi AutoFit Panel (Window/Typefi/AutoFit).
AutoFit attributes enforce minimum and maximum object size limits, and enable automatic resize styles for text frames. When combined with AutoFit relationships, AutoFit attributes enable the design of adaptive layouts that dynamically react to content changes.
Minimum and Maximum Settings
Clear All will remove all attributes and relationships from the selected frame.
Clear Attributes will remove the attributes from the selected frame, leaving any relationships in place.
Remove Relationships will remove all relationships from the selected frame, leaving the attributes in place.
AutoFit-enabled frames dynamically resize as content changes. The way they resize is controlled by the resize style. These resize styles are exactly the same as InDesign's Text Frame Autosize Options.
When designing Typefi Elements that will resize, you should first create the Element artwork and set any AutoFit relationships before setting the resize style on the frames. This will ensure that the spacing between objects will remain as you set it, since the frames will immediately resize once the setting is chosen.
It is not necessary to set a resize style on a Main Story frame.
None (default) does nothing and is equivalent to a normal InDesign text frame. Use this option to turn off automatic resizing.
Height Only allows the frame height to change as the content changes. The frame will not get any wider.
Width Only allows the frame width to change as the content changes. The frame will not get any taller.
Height and Width allows the frame height and width to change. The width will equal the longest nonbreaking string of text (unless a minimum width is set). Unless the frame contains a single-line paragraph and "No line breaks" is checked, this setting may give unpredictable results and so should be used only when there is no other way to achieve the design you want.
Height and Width (Keep Proportions) can be used in frames with single-line paragraphs. The result is a frame as wide as the text width (and almost always with a gap at the top or bottom), or a frame that fits the height of the text (and with some space on the left or right). Keep Proportions never fits both height and width. This also gives unpredictable results and should be used only when there is no other way to achieve your design.
The reference point establishes the point about which any resizing will occur. The equivalent point on the selected object will remain fixed in the same position while resizing takes place.
Typical Reference Point Usage
|Resize Style||Reference Point||Result|
The other reference points would only be used with one of the "Height and Width" resize styles.
The Balance Columns checkbox is the same as the one in InDesign's Text Frame Options window. If this box is checked, InDesign will attempt to balance multi-column text frames.
The bottom portion of the AutoFit panel is where you can set minimum and maximum sizes for page objects. As shown in the diagram at the top of this article, the left two buttons and fields are for minimums, and the right two buttons and fields are for maximums.
You can type limits into the fields, or click the button to the left of a field to copy the measurements of a selected object. Size the object and set the limits before choosing a resize style.
If no minimums or maximums are set, the frame will continue to expand as long as there is content to fill it. If there is a lot of content, the frame could expand past the edge of the page all the way to the edge of the pasteboard.
With minimums set, a frame will never get smaller than the minimum, even if the content in it doesn't fill the frame.
Setting minimum and maximum heights with the Height Only resize style. The frame will grow until the maximum height is reached, and any additional content will be overset.
Removing object size limits
To remove a limit, delete the entered value or enter 0. To remove all limits from a selected object (including any AutoFit resize styles), choose Clear Attributes from the AutoFit panel menu.