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Defining Kerning

Instead of setting the kerning each time you create a design, you can change the default kerning for pairs of character in a single font. By setting up a table of kerning pairs for each frequently used font, you ensure they will look right every time you use them.

The kerning specified here is used only by this program. It will not affect or be used by other applications.

  1. Select the desired character pair using a Text tool.
  2. From the Text menu, select Define Kerning.
  3. From the Store kerning dropdown list, select where the kerning will be stored:

    Selection only

    The kerning will only apply to the selected text.

    In document

    The kerning will apply to all text in the file using this font and character pair.

    As default

    The kerning will apply to all files using this font and character pair.

    In the Define Kerning dialog box, you can type a new pair of characters. Type the right character first, then the left character.

  4. Click the right-hand character in the Define Kerning dialog box and do one of the following:
    1. Drag the character left or right to adjust the kerning.
    2. Enter a value in Kerning field.

      Kerning is defined in Em units. An em space is equal to the width of the letter M in the selected font.

  5. Click OK.

See Also

Changing Kerning

Using Automatic Kerning

Using Manual Kerning