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    Hello!

    Does anyone know a keyboard command to fit the text inside the bounding box, so it is snugly around the text without extra space? I think in InDesign it is "apple+ctrl+C", but not in Illustrator.

    Thanks so much for any help.

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    There is not one. Illustrator does not use a type "bounding box" per-se, not in the way that InDesign, Quark or PageMaker do. It is not a 'page-layout' application.

    Illustrator can place text without any "box" at all. When you place text into a box it is just flowing copy into a shape.

    Maybe one should ask-- What exactly are you trying to accomplish?

    If what you wish to accomplish is to have text without extraneous box, then don't drag a box when you go to type. Just click once for a text insertion point anywhere on your page and start typing. There will be no extraneous space in your text box because the will be no box at all.
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    Hey, thanks for replying Chris. That was helpful!

    I was using type to make a lot of labels for images in Illustrator, by copying and pasting the previous label and entering new text. I wanted to use the align feature to align the type in a straight row. It wouldn't do it correctly because some of the type "boxes" were different sizes, with extra room after the word ended.

    I don't know if that makes sense. But what you told me is good to know, I appreciate it.

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    You're welcome.

    If I may humbly request-- If it was truly helpful to you, would you mind clicking the thumbs up icon in the upper right corner of my post so I get the "reputation" point for posting a useful comment?

    Thank you.
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