What is Copyfitting?
Copyfitting is automatically adjusting the font size of a piece of text where the lengths of the text may vary.
The Problem – One Size Doesn’t Fit All
In my years in the print industry as a graphic designer and pre-press professional, I dealt with this issue a lot. In the case of generating something like business cards or shipping labels, you may have names and addresses of various length. Some may be short and some may be very long. When designing these items it is best to design for your worst case scenario, in other words, your longest data. However, this basic rule doesn’t always yield the best result. Your longest data may look great but when you get to a shorter instance, it may need to be adjusted manually. This can be very time consuming and costly.
The Solution – FileMaker Copyfitting to the Rescue
In the video below I will demonstrate how I implemented this great technique in FileMaker. A free sample file is included at the end of this post to help you get started.
Watch The Tutorial
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