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This is an example of tracking. This first line of text is tight tracking. The second line of text is loose tracking.

You can adjust the tracking of normal text and words in justified text.

You can set an automatic character spacing value. You can also adjust tracking values.

To set tracking for a paragraph

1 Click a paragraph.

2 Click Format ► Paragraph properties.

3 Click the Font tab.

4 Click Settings.

5 From the Type list box in the Character tracking area, choose one of the following:

When you set the tracking for a paragraph, only the selected paragraph is affected.

You can also set a custom tracking value for a paragraph by choosing Custom from the Type list box, and typing a value in the Custom box. A negative value tightens the tracking; a positive value loosens the tracking.

To set tracking for a paragraph tag

2 Click the Paragraph tab.

3 Click a paragraph tag.

4 Click the Tag properties ^ button.

5 Click the Font tab.

6 Click Settings.

7 In the Character tracking area, choose one of the following from the Type list box:

You can also set a custom tracking value for a paragraph tag by choosing Custom from the Type list box, and typing a value in the Custom box. A negative value tightens the tracking; a positive value loosens the tracking. The tracking value applies even if you change the font used for the paragraph or paragraph tag.

To adjust tracking in normal text

1 Click a paragraph.

2 Click Format ► Paragraph properties.

3 Click the Typography tab.

4 Type a value in the Normal word spacing box under the following columns:

• Proportion % — sets the tracking proportional to the default word spacing of each font

• Ems % — sets the tracking proportional to an em space

Typing a value in one column, automatically changes the value in the other column.

To adjust tracking of words in justified text

1 Click a justified paragraph.

2 Click Format ► Paragraph properties.

3 Click the Align tab.

If the Details button is displayed, click Details.

4 Click Justified settings in the Text alignment area.

5 Type a value in the Minimum word spacing box under one of the following columns:

• Proportion % — sets the tracking proportional to the default word spacing of each font

• Ems % — sets the tracking proportional to an em space

6 Type a value in the Maximum word spacing box under one of the following columns:

• Proportion % — sets the tracking proportional to the default word spacing of each font

• Ems % — sets the tracking proportional to an em space

To set an automatic character spacing value in justified text

1 Click a justified paragraph.

2 Click Format ► Paragraph properties.

3 Click the Align tab.

If the Details button is displayed, click Details.

4 Click Justified settings in the Text alignment area.

5 Enable the Automatic letter spacing check box.

6 Type a value in Maximum limit box.

Letter spacing can only be set proportional to an em space.

You can also set character spacing, called kerning, for a paragraph. Kerning adjusts the spacing between certain pairs of letters such as A and W. For more information about kerning, see "Applying kerning" on page 259.

To adjust tracking values

1 Click Publication ► Tracking & kerning.

2 Click the Tracking tab.

3 Choose a font and style from the list boxes at the top of the Edit tracking & kerning dialog box.

4 Enable the Sample view option.

5 Type a value in one of the following boxes:

The Sample view updates when you press Tab or click in another box.

The lines joining the nodes in the Graph window represent the tracking settings between nodes. For example, if a node is at 12 points and is set to have very loose tracking, the tracking gets looser as the font point size gets closer to 12.

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