10 Replies Latest reply: Sep 4, 2013 12:42 AM by Terence Devlin
lightdevil47 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

We want to change the text-frames for a photo-booklet, in position and size. What´s the way to do it?


Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • 1. Re: How to change text-frames in shape
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,670 points)

    You can "adjust" a photo frame or text box size on a page with the following key combinations:

     

    Command + Option +⬆arrow:  increase frame height.

    Command + Option +⬇arrow:  decrease frame height.

    Command + Option + ➜ arrow:  increase frame width.

    Command + Option + ⬅ arrow:  decrease frame width.

     

    To adjust its position on the page use these key combinations:

     

    Command + Control + ➜ arrow:  move frame to right.

    Command + Control + ⬅  arrow:  move frame to left.

    Command + Control + ⬆ arrow:  rotate frame counter clockwise.

    Command + Control + ⬇ arrow:  rotate frame clockwise.

     

    You can conver the standard frame (on the left) to this one (on the right)

    iPhoto001.jpg

     

     

    OT

  • 2. Re: How to change text-frames in shape
    lightdevil47 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    unfortunately this is not a solution. The problem is: The right text orientation does not follow the new frame size. Here is what happens:

    1. During the frame change:

    2. After the frame change with left side and middle orientation for the text:

    3. … or with right side and bottom orientation for the text:

    4. So the question remains: How to shift the right side text orientation to the right border frame?

  • 3. Re: How to change text-frames in shape
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,790 points)

    Are you referrering to the justification of the text within the text box?

     

    As in - like this one -  a straight left margin and raggedy right edge? (That's left-justified

     

    Or with a straight right margin and a raggedy left edge? (Right-justified)

     

    Straight edge both sides (full)

     

    Raggedy edge both sides (centred)

     

    ?

  • 4. Re: How to change text-frames in shape
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,670 points)

    Actually that was not your question  --  your exact question was

     

    We want to change the text-frames for a photo-booklet, in position and size. What´s the way to do it?

    The exact answer is in OTs post

     

    Now you have a new, non related question

     

    How to shift the right side text orientation to the right border frame?

    with our adaquate information for one to understand your question

     

    what exactly are you asking now?

     

    LN

  • 5. Re: How to change text-frames in shape
    lightdevil47 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I supposed that a frame change automatically - so to say naturally - will format the text according to the frame. But that oviously is not true. Unfortunately the picture on my repy to OT was not sent. Here again the text with the pictures and then you understand the complete question.

    2. After the frame change with left side and middle orientation for the text:

    ReTextrandNichtVerschoben2013-09-02h10.18Red.jpg

    3. … or with right side and bottom orientation for the text:

    This second picture could not be loaded from the computer.

    4. So the question remains: How to shift the right side text orientation to the right border frame?

  • 6. Re: How to change text-frames in shape
    lightdevil47 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    see my reply to LarryHN,

    independent of the justification, I expected a change in text justification automatically when changing the frame. But that obviously is not true.

    So, if the text orientation is fix, independent of the frame change, so to say, if it´s a feature, it´s a bad feature and should be be changed asap.

    If Apple doesn´t like to change this feature, what is the work around to simulate an automatic text reformatting with frame change.

  • 7. Re: How to change text-frames in shape
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,790 points)

    What you expect is interesting autobiography and thank you for that. If you want to share your insights with Apple then use the feedback mechanism as they aren't reading this.

     

    iPhoto Menu -> Provide iPhoto Feedback

     

    They'll be delighted to hear from you.

     

    If you want right-justified text one trick is to write the caption in TextEdit or a word processor, including the justification, and then copy and paste it into the text box.

  • 8. Re: How to change text-frames in shape
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,670 points)

    You can always create your own custom page if you have Pages or a 3rd party image editor that supports layers.  Just follow this tutorial: iP11 - Creating a Custom Page, with the Theme's Background for an iPhoto Book.

  • 9. Re: How to change text-frames in shape
    lightdevil47 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    iPhoto Menu -> Provide iPhoto Feedback

    I´ve done that, but without resonance yet. So there are still doubts, whether the feedback people are delighted about the suggestions. By the way, there were more suggestions than only this one,  e.g. I was told, it is impossible to print the cover separetely - there was an symantic error on the cover - which I refused as absolute rediculous. So to say: To get a new cover your have to buy the booklet again and then only use the cover! Stupid or shall we better say a presumptions behaviour? I´ve never expect that from Apple!

     

    The TextEdit "work - copy - paste" into iPhoto does not work. Neither does it work with the Keynotes-Editor. In fact, the picture you saw, was the result with TextEdit.

     

    The only way, that worked, is the import as picture - the last Old Toad´s reply. - But that work-around was clear a priori.

     

    So coming to an end of this discussion: If you decide to have some kind of CI in design, like all headlines in letter slze 36 and ordinary text in 18, all in Helvetica, will not work, because in iPhoto the Editor is fixed.

    This thinking is not apropriate for an Apple product. - And I´m working with Apple now for more than 33 years.

    So you better bring these information to the apropriate persons, you know much better than I do nowadays.

     

    So thank you all for your time and comments.

  • 10. Re: How to change text-frames in shape
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,790 points)

    The TextEdit trick works here.

     

    We're all just users exactly like you. We have access to the same feedback mechanism you have.