Changing character and word spacing

You can change the spacing between characters, words, and paragraphs with precision for both Artistic text and Paragraph text.

You can change the (1) default spacing between (2) characters, (3) words, and (4) words and characters.

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To change the spacing between characters

1 Select the text.

2 Click Text, Format Text.

3 Click the Space tab.

4 In the Character box, type a value for the amount of space you want to insert between individual characters.

This value represents a percentage of the space character (the space inserted when you press SPACEBAR). The maximum percentage value is 2000; the minimum percentage value is -100.

• You can change the spacing of all characters in a Paragraph text frame, or selected paragraphs. To change spacing in the entire frame, select the frame with the Pick tool. To change specific paragraphs only, select the paragraphs with the Text tool.

To change spacing between words

1 Follow steps 1 to 3 from the previous procedure.

2 In the Word box, type a value for the amount of space you want to insert between words.

This value represents a percentage of the space character (the space inserted when you press SPACEBAR). The maximum percentage value is 2000; the minimum percentage value is 0.

To change spacing between words and characters

1 Open the Shape Edit flyout, and click the Shape tool.

2 Select the text.

3 Drag the Interactive Horizontal Spacing arrow right to increase, or left to decrease the spacing.

You can also change the spacing of selected characters by holding down

CTRL and dragging character nodes with the Shape tool.

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