There is no "effect" option in the font dialogue box - only "font" and "character spacing".
I believe "transform" is supposed to be reached via drawing tools - text effects. I can open text effects but there is no "transform" option there,
Sorry, but that is exactly what I can't do (and the reason I asked the question) Transform does not appear as a text effect option.
I am always reluctant to let a stranger into my computer, so before doing so, I will tell you what options appear when I go via drawing tools - text effects
Text box layout, autofit and margins
This is what you will see too, if you go there. So are there other avenues you will be able to explore when you see this?
No, I'm not using an old file. I have done exactly what you suggest many times whilst trying to find the "transform" option.
Many thanks - my face is red! But you earned the dosh!