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    What term does xara use to expand a background box with text? As more text is added the box expands horizontally down.
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    Info Re: expanding text in a box

    Are you asking about the little-understood Stretches property? If so, it the Extend > Vertically option.

    Only available in XDPX through the Names gallery:
    Stretches You can use named objects to stretch other named objects, e.g. the text on a button.
    Both the text and the button are named objects, with the text flagged as stretching the
    button. When you change the length of the text (for example by typing in more
    characters), the button automatically resizes to match.
    When you choose STRETCHES properties, a check box to the right of object names shows
    those objects you want to stretch. The arrow to the right of the check box shows if the
    stretching options are set up (solid arrow) or not (hollow arrow). Click the arrow to display
    the EXTEND DIALOG BOX which lets you select those objects from the list of named objects
    to control the stretching. For each direction you can select if the size changes in the
    same direction as the controlling object (EXTEND) or equally from the center (SCALE).
    Acorn
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    Default Re: expanding text in a box

    yes, where are you finding that info?
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    Default Re: expanding text in a box

    It is Xara Designer Pro X only.

    XWDP uses it for stretchy buttons and in some stretchy stickers.
    It is therefore feasible to deconstruct a design and change it to exactly your need.

    Acorn
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    Default Re: expanding text in a box

    Xara Designer Pro 16 - help menu
    is that info only in the web design help? Deconstruct sure but a tutorial would really help. I've been ungrouping some and looking at name tags, makes no sense to me.
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    Info Re: expanding text in a box

    F1 (Help) > Index: Exports, slices, and stretches properties.

    Create a Text column.
    Name it textLine.

    Create a Box that is wider than the text column and a bit deeper.
    Convert to Editable Shapes.
    Name it stretchBox.

    Position the text column above and inside the box.

    Open the Names gallery.
    Change the drop-down to Stretches.
    Find the Used Name stretchBox and click the right-pointing triangle to open the Extend dialog.
    Select textLine.
    Set up the extends to be H: None & V: Extend.
    Click the OK Button.

    To test, add some text that wraps a few lines; the box grows down. If removed, the box shrinks up.

    Attachment 125919
    Extends.xar

    How you embellish the Text column or Shape is up to you

    I did this a time back: https://www.talkgraphics.com/showthr...45-Stretch-Van.

    Acorn
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    Default Re: expanding text in a box

    Haha! like the stretch van, thanks!
    sadicus - Win10 ● nvidia 32GB ● XDP16

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    Default Re: expanding text in a box

    To move them as a single item, Do the text and box need to be soft grouped?

    Great tutorial! However I must be missing a step. The first line of text is white and every line after is grey and will not change color. If all the text is selected and changed to red (or any color) only the first line changes.
    https://i.postimg.cc/nr1yHJ7T/x-Stre...lor-Change.jpg

    https://i.postimg.cc/fyDwjZNQ/x-Stre...or-Change1.jpg

    SOLVED - Ah, Text Column = Text Line. Was drawing a text box.
    Last edited by sadicus; 14 December 2019 at 03:36 PM.
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    Default Re: expanding text in a box

    I usually don't bother with Soft-Grouping.

    Here, it is the line that controls the box, move the line and the box follows.

    Soft-Grouping is perfectly all right to use.

    Acorn
    Last edited by gwpriester; 20 December 2019 at 12:11 PM. Reason: Moderator disgression
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    Default Re: expanding text in a box

    Hi Sadicus,

    Try this video on how to create stretchy panels.

    https://youtu.be/o5STOtTVbcc
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