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eliminating space above character in ai file for exporting to png

Nov 2, 2013 4:51 PM

Tags: #png #character #space #extra #type





The image above is for a website which has a colored background. The image will be exported as a PNG file so that the background is transparent. I am unable to eliminate the space above 40th. It seems the bounding box around the character can not go past the artboard area. Is there a way to crop in Illustrator or do something to the character so that it is flush at the top on the artboard area?





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    Nov 2, 2013 8:47 PM   in reply to dahliagirl

    It should go flush. Take a look at the character panel, in there you can adjust the vertical movement. It may have been set to a large value for a different project. (guessing)

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    Nov 3, 2013 3:15 AM   in reply to dahliagirl



    As I (mis)understand it, you may consider this:


    1) Edit>Preferences>General>tick Use preview Bounds;

    2) Select the live Type and Effect>Path>Outline Path;

    3) Set the Artboard to fit the artwork and export;

    4) Edit>Preferences>General>untick Use preview Bounds.

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    Nov 3, 2013 9:51 AM   in reply to dahliagirl

    You are welcome, Angela.

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