Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Working with Text
Creating a Predesigned Publisher Publication
In Figure 24-18 you see the Home>Font group,
Increase Font Size
Decrease Font Size
Adjusting character spacing.
From the Character Spacing menu, choose a Tracking
preset option and then click OK. Choices include:
Normal: Keeps the text at 100% of its
Very Tight: Reduces the tracking space by
25% of Normal.
Character Spacing (see the next section for
more information on Character Spacing)
Tight: Reduces the tracking space by 12.5%
Adjusting Character Spacing
When working with headlines you may find you have
a lot of unused space, or perhaps your headline is just
a little too long. You can tinker with the character
spacing to add or remove space between characters. If
you want to adjust the space between all selected
characters, it is called tracking; if you want to adjust
the space between two specific characters, it is called
kerning. Begin by selecting the text you want to
adjust and then choose Home>Format>Character
Spacing. You see the menu in Figure 24-19.
Loose: Expands the tracking space by
12.5% of Normal.
Very Loose: Expands the tracking space by
25% of Normal.
Too Much Text?
If you have a block of text that doesn’t quite
fit into a frame but is not enough to go into
another frame, try reducing the character
One other option is to choose your settings through
the Character Spacing dialog box. Choose Home>
Format>Character Spacing>More Spacing. The
Character Spacing dialog box seen in Figure 24-20
appears from which you can select custom settings.