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InDesign: How do I automatically align the bottoms of different columns of text boxes to the same height as the one with the most text?


Question

In InDesign, I have some filled text boxes, sized by columns, with the one on the left being three columns wide. text boxes

The wide text box is most likely to contain the most text (it's an invoice template). I will use the 'Fit frame to content' button on the Selection Tool toolbar for automatically vertically resize it to fit the containing text.

How do I make the other three smaller text frames automatically adjust to the same height as the big (and longer) text box?

2014/01/14
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1/14/2014 6:58:00 PM

Accepted Answer

I would cheat and put the text into a table. ID tables are surprisingly useful for certain kinds of layouts where you need to force things to align.

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11/18/2014 10:56:00 AM

There's a command specifically for aligning to the bottom of a text box in InDesign. If you change your Workspace to Advanced you'll be able to find the command a bit easier. See the screenshot. Then you can just allow the text to flow up which seems to be what you're after:

Align to bottom of text box

2014/01/14