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Chapter 7. Typography > To use the Kerning Table Editor:

To use the Kerning Table Editor:

1.
Choose Utilities > Kerning Edit. If it's unavailable, enable the Kern-Track Editor via Utilities > XTensions Manager.

2.
Start typing or click the name of the font that you want to edit , then click Edit.

Figure 1. Click the font whose kerning you want to edit, then click Edit.


or

Double-click the name of the font that you want to edit.

3.
Click a kerning pair on the list.

or

In the Pair field, type a kerning pair.

4.
Enter a new kerning Value or click the up or down arrow (use a negative value to bring characters closer together). Option-click/Alt-click to kern in a finer increment.

5.
When you're satisfied with the new kerning value, as shown in the Preview window , click Replace to replace the existing pair or click Add to add it as a new pair.

6.
Click OK, then click Save.

Normal text has a horizontal scale value of 100%. Horizontal scaling is the extending (widening) or condensing (narrowing) of type. Horizontal scaling only affects a character's width; vertical scaling only affects a character's height.


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