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How to determine pixel size of a text box in InDesign?


Question

This may be a basic question... but in InDesign, how does one determine the pixel size of a text box?

Specifically, we need to write text to specifications of 600 pixel width, and have no idea

a) how to scale a text box to specific pixel width,

b) how to determine what word count we can fit in, and

c) how to do it in a table?

2014/06/25
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6/25/2014 6:00:00 PM

The Info Panel in InDesign will show you the width and height of a text frame.

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You can also alter these measurements, with the text frame selected, in the Control/Options Panel across the top of the screen.

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As for character and/or word count.... as @Vnovak pointed out... it depends upon size, face, etc of the type. There's no blanket answer for this.

Regarding the table... I don't understand this. If you are wanting to create a table with this information, i.e.:

  • 50px by 100px text frame holds X words
  • 100px by 150px text frame holds X words

That's not really possible due to the variation of the word count. You can certainly set up a table easily, but there's no way to get the word count for each size - 24pt Helvetica is going to allow less words than 10pt Myriad Condensed.

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6/25/2014 6:06:00 PM