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How to remove space below text?

Feb 8, 2013 6:25 PM

In the screenshot below, how to remove space below text? I simply added a text box using the type tool and I get that extra space bellow the letter "B" that I don't need. I want to remove that space to center the letter within the octogon.





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    Feb 8, 2013 6:30 PM   in reply to trude0

    The "extra" room below the baseline is set in the font for descenders. If you really, really don't want it there, convert the letter to outline text. You will no longer be able to edit the character, but there ya go.


    Take care, Mike

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    Feb 8, 2013 7:17 PM   in reply to trude0

    With type (not characters) selected, go to Effect > Path > Outline Stroke.


    In Preferences > General or in Align Panel flyout menu, activate Use Preview Bounds.


    Your letter should align as you want.

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    Feb 9, 2013 1:36 AM   in reply to trude0

    You might consider giving the letter a negative baseline shift and aligning it to centre.

    That way you can adjust it so that its anchor point coincides with the centre of the hexagon.


    Like this:

    Picture 4.png

    Another thing: You may find it easier working with type if you hide bounding boxes.

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