The leading affects the whole paragraph. Try the following:
- Show hidden characters from the type menu if they are not shown then expand your text box's width to make "The 3,000 Acre Classroom" in one line-->select the type tool and click before the number "3,000" and hit return you will find the letter "P" hidden character for the paragraph is shown after "The"--> Hit return again after "Acre". Now the words "3,000 Acre" are in a separate paragraph, select them with the paragraph symbol (hidden character "P") and start to increase and decrease the leading. This will affect only the words "3,000 Acre". In the same way you can select "The" and "Classroom" and adjust their leading independently.
I hope this was helpful.
Mohamed El-Beltagy wrote:
The leading affects the whole paragraph.
That's not quite correct, or at least does not have to be (there's a check box for this in the prefs). If the preference is turned off leading can be set character-by-character, but the largest leading value in a single line will be used for the entire line.
Thanks for correcting.