void = MoveBoxLeft(nFixedUnits)
the left of a textbox is the value of X
This macro function moves the left position of the current textbox by nFixedUnits.
➢Looking at the measurements palette of QuarkXPress and InDesign, as shown in the image on the right, the effect of this function is to change the value of X by nFixedUnits, and the value of W by -nFixedUnits (where nFixedUnits can be a negative number).
➢Textbox resizing functions only work on textboxes whose angle is a multiple of 90 degrees (0°, 90°, 180°, or 270°) and we strongly encourage you to always use non-rotated textboxes (with an angle of 0°) for any macro which contains the above macro function, as explained in the gridtemplate construction guidelines.
➢A fixed unit is the smallest unit of size, used by both QuarkXPress and InDesign, and is defined as 1/65536 of a point. This means that an inch is 4718592 fixed units, and a millimeter is approximately 185771 fixed units.
A positive value of nFixedUnits means that the textbox will get narrower, while a negative value of nFixedUnits means that the textbox will get wider.
Topic 181625, last updated on 25-Jan-2021