To make objects expand to fit
When data is merged, objects
can grow in both width and height from the anchor point. Because
any expansion of the object occurs in the opposite direction from
the anchor point, the anchor point may restrict the direction in which
an object may grow. For example, if you choose an anchor point of
Top Middle, the object may grow to the left, right, and down.
Important: The Expand To Fit option should not be
selected for Acrobat 6-compatible forms. Users cannot edit the data
in expandable fields in Acrobat 6 compatible forms. Instead, you
should position and size fields to accommodate the longest possible
user-entered data value.
To manually expand objects, you can also select the Show Text
Overflow Indicators option on the Wizards and Tips panel in the
Options dialog box. See Wizards and Tips (Options dialog box).
Select the object.
In the Layout palette, select the Expand To Fit option for
the width, height, or both.