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In page layout applications, text frames and table cells can hold text. When there is more text than will fit in the frame or cell this unseen text is called overset text. Overset text occurs when the text frame or table cell is too small to hold all the text at the prescribed font size.

Overset text may be indicated by a special icon at the bottom of a text frame. Some software programs can generate reports indicating where overset text occurs throughout the document.

Ways to deal with overset text:

  • Resize the table cell or text frame.
  • Set the text in a smaller font size.
  • Link or thread the overset text into a new text frame or table cell.
  • Edit the text so that it is shorter.


Also Known As: overflow text

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