Resize Area Type from Transform Pane
When you try to set a size for an Area Type text in the Transform pane, it currently distorts the text along with changing the size of the area. This strikes me as inconsistent with resizing the area from the bounding box resize handles, and also undesirable (am I missing a use-case where you'd want the text to be distorted in this situation?)
I recently became aware there are width/height inputs in Type > Area Type Options but these are cumbersome.
I propose the Width / Height inputs in the Transform pane behave as in Area Type Options.
Jeff D commented
SMH. Working with text is absolutely tedious.
Illustrator is such a disappointment.
I agree. Furthermore, the height/width boxes in Area Type Options are restricted to 1000px.