Did you know that Content Studio gives you the ability to move lines of text and even the individual letters in words closer together or farther apart?

Now you know!

The best part about using this feature is that it is very quick and incredibly easy. Plus, it gives you the ability to move your lines of text or your letters 1 pixel at a time, so you literally have every possible option available.

To begin with, decide how you are going to enter your text into your layout. You can type your message directly into the layout by double-clicking on it. Once you see the blinking cursor, you can begin typing.

Or, you can insert a text box from the Home or Insert tab by clicking on the Text Box button and then clicking and dragging it into your layout. Now, you will see a gold border that you can type into.

If you chose to type directly into your layout, then  click and drag to highlight your message before following the instructions below.

If you chose to use a text box, then click outside of it to see the green border around your message. If you can see the green border, then you can proceed with the instructions below .

ADD SPACE BETWEEN LINES

Click the Line Spacing tab, in the Paragraph group, on the Home tab.

line-spacing-button

The font’s assigned line spacing is the default setting. The line spacing function places space between lines without highlighting text.

Choose the number of pixels (points) to include between the lines of text from the Line Spacing drop-down menu. Pixel widths range from 0 to 10. The larger the number, the more space between the lines.

line-spacing-dropdown

Trainer Tip:  You can also click on Custom Line Spacing to adjust the number of pixels between lines of text. First uncheck the “Use the Font’s Line Spacing” checkbox, and then use the arrows to move your lines of text closer together or farther apart. Negative numbers move lines closer together.

line-spacing-options

CHANGE THE SPACE BETWEEN LETTERS/CHARACTER SPACING

Go to the Home tab; in the Fonts group, click the Character Spacing button.

character-spacing-button

Note: Default spacing is the character-spacing default. This feature is only available for GalaxyPro® Revolution displays.

Choose the number of pixels between the letters/characters from the Character Spacing drop-down menu. Pixel widths range from 0 to 10. The larger the number, the more space between the letters.

character-spacing-dropdown

Trainer Tip:  You can also click on Custom Character Spacing to adjust the number of pixels between characters.  First uncheck the “Use the Font’s Character Spacing” checkbox, and then use the arrows to move your characters farther apart.

character-spacing-options

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