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#1 Hitched Invites

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    Posted 23 October 2008 - 03:21 PM

    Just an FYI for people using Scriptina. The font is finicky, in some spots the kearning (spacing between the letters) needs to be tightened up. It mostly happens between t, h, l the ones with the big tails.

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    #2 MarieSam

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      Posted 23 October 2008 - 03:28 PM

      Oooh I did notice that happens with Scriptina, so then how do you close up the space?? Sorry I'm not very savvy when it comes to things like that

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        Posted 23 October 2008 - 03:36 PM

        Well it depends on what program you use, I use a industry standard graphics program which many on here may not have. I am not too familiar with Word, Publisher, Power Point, i'm pretty sure it is somewhere in the text menu, although I may be wrong.

        Maybe someone who is handy with those could share!

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        #4 FoxyBride

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          Posted 23 October 2008 - 03:38 PM

          IMO, Scriptina is one of the most overused fonts. It's beautiful but every time I see it, I cringe.

          #5 boscobel

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            Posted 23 October 2008 - 03:40 PM

            I love the font Scriptina, surprised it could make anyone cringe, but to each their own!

            When I used it on anything before, I use overlapping text boxes to make up for any extra space. I am sure that's not the best way to fix it, but it worked!

            #6 Maura

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            Posted 23 October 2008 - 03:44 PM

            Kerning is a typographical term describing the process of moving letters closer together, in an effort to overcome the illusion of too much space between letters. This makes the text both more appealing and more readable. In Word, kerning can be adjusted either automatically or manually. To change kerning automatically in MS word, perform the following steps:

            Highlight the text whose kerning you want to adjust.
            Choose Font from the Format menu. Word displays the Font dialog box.
            Display the Character Spacing tab.
            Click on the Kerning for Fonts check box.
            Adjust the character point size to indicate when Word should start adjusting kerning.
            Click on OK.


            In most cases, this type of kerning will be acceptable. There may be instances, however, when you want to manually adjust the kerning between two characters. For instance, you might want to create some special effect for the characters. In these cases you can manually adjust kerning by following these steps:

            Highlight the text whose kerning you want to adjust.
            Choose Font from the Format menu. Word displays the Font dialog box.
            Display the Character Spacing tab.
            Clear the Kerning for Fonts check box.
            In the Spacing pull-down list, select Expanded or Condensed, depending on whether you want to move the characters further apart or closer together.
            In the By box to the right of the Spacing pull-down list, indicate the amount of space (in points) by which the character spacing should be adjusted.
            Click on OK.

            That should do it!

            #7 MarieSam

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              Posted 23 October 2008 - 03:59 PM

              Thanks gals, I was so clueless. Maura, I shoulda known the journalist/editor extraordinaire would know!! Thank you again

              #8 Maura

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              Posted 23 October 2008 - 04:09 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by MarieSam
              Thanks gals, I was so clueless. Maura, I shoulda known the journalist/editor extraordinaire would know!! Thank you again
              you're welcome - and don't feel bad, if you've never worked on a copy desk, then you really dont have any need to know how to fix kerning i know how to do it in quark and indesign too if you ever need help with those!

              #9 jmb0902

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                Posted 16 May 2009 - 02:58 AM

                I'm so glad I found this... but I'm having a kind of different issue with my Scriptina....

                I am trying to do addresses on envelopes with this font... but the spacing between lines is so huge that it looks so silly.... it looks like this:

                Jo & Lance


                Charleston, SC

                When I want it to look like this:

                JoAnn & Lance
                Charleston, SC

                On Word, my line spacing is "none" and the spacing is "0". I'm not sure what else to do! Any advice


                #10 ACDCDCAC

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                Posted 16 May 2009 - 03:06 AM

                I had the same trouble, not on envelopes tho. honestly I just gave up using scriptina exclusively and ended up using scriptina, jane Austen, and copperplate in different places, depending on what font fit where

                I think the only thing you could really do is create separate text boxes for each line, like carly mentioned above. just type each line in a new text box and then line them up/position the boxes to fit.




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