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Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Suite Applications by Claudia McCue

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Why Is My Text Two Sizes?

You select text with the Type tool and discover that the text size in the Character panel or Control panel shows a second size in parentheses. You highlight the contents of the font size field and type a new value, but the text becomes a size you didn’t expect, and you still see a second value in parentheses (Figure 11.26). What’s going on?

Figure 11.26. How can text be two sizes? It’s a combination of an incorrect preference and scaling a frame.

InDesign is trying to tell you the original font size, and the font size as the result of the frame being scaled; it’s another case of too much information. InDesign CS3 ...

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