Scripting Typefi AutoFitFeatured
Since 2005, Typefi’s AutoFit plug-in for InDesign has helped users design complex and responsive layouts more quickly and with less work.
AutoFit makes it easy to enable Balance Columns to make text even at the bottom of multi-column text frames, and gives you the constraints that Adobe forgot—maximum height and maximum width—so your auto-sizing text frames don’t get lost off the page.
While the free version of AutoFit is not scriptable, AutoFit can be scripted when included as part of a full Typefi installation.
In the final webinar in our DO MORE with Scripting series, Peter Kahrel offers an overview of AutoFit scripting, and provides a demonstration of how to fix a commonly-encountered scenario—when an overset inline image causes a large gap at the bottom of a frame.
Check out the webinar, notes, and additional resources at https://www.typefi.com/resources/do-more-with-scripting/scripting-5-autofit/, and please feel most welcome to post your questions and comments in this forum.
I noticed two things that need some clarification.
1. The comment 'The relations are fully scriptable but we don't use them very often' could suggest that we don't use Autofit relations very often, but what was meant was 'We don't script the relations very often'. The relations themselves we use a lot.
2. The comment about the Autofit reference point should be 'Do not use the top-centre anchor point; instead, use the top-left point'.
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