Jason Green

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    Need more info  ·  Anonymous responded

    Hi All,

    This indeed a great suggestion. I wanted to understand a little more about this request.

    1. The way this request is described its majorly about figuring out how to change the various text attributes in a single step rather than having to change multiple styles to make that happen. It would helpful if you can mention which all attributes you all would want to be dependent on the baseline (space before/after, size, leading any other).
    2. Which kind of documents (magazines, brochures, books etc.) do you see this to be more important for you.
    3. Wouldn’t a similar method (not sure if we could base it on baseline though!!) for changing the layout also help, if you could define the sizes of objects in relation to the page size. Do you think extending this feature to the layout also makes sense.
    4. If you can share some files…

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    Jason Green commented  · 

    The biggest need I have in this area is with leading. If you type, say, 120% in the leading box, it will give you 120% of the Auto setting. But it converts it to a static number. When you increase the font size, instead of the leading increasing and staying at 120% of the Auto amount of the larger font size, it stays at a static number. Just making it so you can set leading to a dynamic percentage of Auto would be a huge improvement.

    My current workaround is to CTRL-SHIFT corner point drag a text box to change the font-size and the leading proportionality. I then have to update my paragraph styles to reflect the new font and leading sizes. But I see other designers constantly changing font size manually and their leading on different sized titles does not stay proportional.

    With all that said, a more complex system of standardized measurement would certainly be beneficial for advanced users. Looking at the em system in CSS would make sense. That way anything like leading, space before/after, paragraph borders etc could all be based on the font-size itself.

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