Resize text frame to fit all the text in InDesign

I’m sure this keyboard shortcut is an official one mentioned in the help files (I haven’t looked…) but I’ve just discovered it!

If you have a text frame in InDesign and you lace some text in it, you may get the plus sign in the corner showing you there is more text than fits the containing frame. To automatically resize the frame, select it then pres Cmd + alt + C. (Cltr + alt + C on Windows.)

other page


  1. Bodyc

    Thank you! I would now go on this blog every day!

    • Designermagic

      Thank you.
      I will try to keep posting on a daily basis with something useful!

  2. Extenze

    I usually don’t post in Blogs but your blog forced me to, amazing work.. beautiful …

  3. Designermagic

    Thanks very much!

  4. ric

    thanks to this post….

    • Stuart

      You are welcome!

  5. Aaron Riddle

    Great tip! Just used it 🙂

  6. Francis

    Some 20 years on InDesign/PageMaker and I just discovered this shortcut after googling for it. Even though you may have forgotten all about this post, thanks!

  7. Court

    This only resized the bottom side of the frame for him (vertically). It doesn’t resize the frame horizontally. How can I proportionally resize a text frame from all sides?

    • Haiz Design

      This will only increase the frame vertically to allow for the additional text. If you want to resize a frame horizontally, you need to do it manually. You would probably want to do this anyway to make sure it doesn’t affect your design grid layout.

  8. Shpat Goci

    Hey guys, Ctrl + Alt + C is not working anymore. Does any of you know the new shortcut ?

It's good to talk!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *