Auto fit text in text panel
It would be really useful if Illustrator could autofit text within set parameters, similar to InDesign. This would minimize over matter that often occurs when importing text, especially when using the variable links.
I mean resize the text to fit the text frame to avoid over matter and get everything in. Text frame size should not change.
There is a free script for Illustrator which partially solves this problem:
It has some limitation and is not that great as the existing script for InDesign (https://www.id-extras.com/products/fit-text-to-frame/), but it can help to complete certain tasks. Please give it a go.
As for the request itself — sure, a great one.
Do you find it similar to this request? https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657/suggestions/34060360