Font help, graphic design/typography bees!

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@peonyinlove:  Honestly, I don’t know word that well, but I imagine you could go under fonts, then character spacing tab, then adjust the position (in your case up).  I personally would try using a different software (illustrator, power point, etc).  Adobe loves macs, and they have a 30 day free trial.  I did all of my wedding stationary, plus my friend’s invites, in photoshop and InDesign, I highly recommend both programs.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@peonyinlove:  I believe so, but it may depend on where the fonts are from.  I’ve only downloaded a few, and all of mine have worked.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@peonyinlove:  I’m a graphic designer, so I don’t use Word that much, either, but I think you can change the line height (the spacing around a line of words) under Paragraph. You might have to click the little arrow to expand that tab to see more options. Look under Line Spacing and either choose an option from the drop down or fill in an actual number to see if that helps. 

Another option could be inserting a text box (and setting the outline to none). 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@peonyinlove:  All the fonts should work–I’ve never seen one that didn’t. I also definitely recommend InDesign! That’s what I used for all my wedding stationary.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

@peonyinlove:  I did my sisters STDs in InDesign What you are talking about is the vertical Kerning and it would be hard to do in word honestly. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Try downloading inkscape for free. I don’t use Mac but I know in publisher this happens and you have to make the text boxes larger and if it’s close to another text box you have to change the layer,raise it. Hope you work it out!

Post # 12
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Busy bee

Open the Paragraph settings window.

Find the Spacing options.

Before and After are usually set to Auto by default. Increase these values (measured in points) to accomodate the characters that are being cut off.

InDesign is wonderful, but there’s a learning curve that you don’t need to tackle if you are just wanting to make a few items. Word can definitely meet your needs.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@peonyinlove:  i am a font download-aholic. I use dafont.com and have never had an issue with the fonts not showing up in photoshop/ illustrator/ indesign

As long as you add them to your fontbook, they’ll be available on any program you use!

(i also suggest the inDesign free trial) — if you run out of days, just don’t close out the program/ shut down your computer and it will remain open– thats how i got thru last semester year of college =)

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012 - The Vineyard

if you go in word on the paragraph tab, change the numbers in the box were it says “at”. it is next to the line spacing. most of the  time if you put it on single space and change the “at” to a number bigger than 1 it will work.

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