Allow TYPE to scale larger than 1296 pts
Remove the type scale limit of 1296 points.
Jeron Kuxhausen commented
This restriction can sometimes be tied to the font and not so much Illustrator. To circumvent this I usually keep an editable version of the text off the artboard and then outline a second version so that I can scale it to the size needed. This way you have editable text if you ever need it again and scaled to the size you need.
I need to make the type bigger than 1296pts, but it will not let me. I would like to see a bigger restriction or no restriction.
Ludwig Tomaschko commented
In times of 4K/8K productions, a typesize restriction of 1296pt is ridiculous
Why is there even a restriction? This doesn't make any sense!
Now i have to convert the text to shapes and
i'm screwed when the client wants any changes.
Adobe has a limit on text height of 18 inches (1296 PT). With live text (not at outlined) at that maximum height, scaling produces unpredictable results.
The text reacts like a rubber band and snaps into some random size while displaying no change in the fonts size. If scaling above the maximum height the user should get an error message and the text should go back to it original size.
It seems the limitation of the drawing area are buggy at best but random results are never good.
Adobe could fix this if they removed the limitations of the Drawing area.
If this is in the wrong place please let me know.