Character formatting includes attributes such as font and size and may be applied to a single letter or single word as well as full paragraphs or stories. This type of formatting is useful for both art and frame text.
With your text (or text object) selected, character formatting settings are available from the context toolbar, the Text menu, and the Characters panel.
Rather than setting a finite value for certain text attributes, the Text menu offers the following incremental changes:
- Bigger/Precise Bigger—increases the size of the text by ten increments/one increment.
- Smaller/Precise Smaller—decreases the size of the text by ten increments/one increment.
- Use Default—sets the character tracking to the font's default setting.
- Use None—sets the character tracking to zero.
- Tighten/Tighten More—condenses character tracking by one increment/five increments.
- Loosen/Loosen More—expands character tracking by one increment/five increments.
- Raise Baseline/Precise Raise Baseline—moves the text upwards by ten increments/one increment.
- Lower Baseline/Precise Lower Baseline—moves the text downwards by ten increments/one increment.
To access the Character panel:
Do one of the following:
- With text selected, on the context toolbar, click Character.
- From the Text menu, select Show Character.
- From the View menu, select Studio>Character.