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Lesson 7. Working with Type > Changing character attributes of placed text

Changing character attributes of placed text

Next you'll format the type that you just imported. You'll change the character font of the placed text to match the rest of the poster, and reformat the first two paragraphs, which are a quote and a byline.

Select the type tool ( ), click anywhere in one of the three text columns, and then choose Edit > Select All to select all of the imported text automatically after it is placed.

In the Character palette, hold down the mouse button on the Font Menu button (in the top right corner of the palette) and choose a font (we chose Adobe Garamond Regular). Enter sizes for the type and the leading in the Font Size and Leading text boxes. (We specified 8.5 in the Font Size text box and 11 in the Leading text box.) Press Enter or Return to apply the attributes.

Figure . Select font from Character palette menu.


Next you'll select the first two paragraphs and format them as a quote and a byline.

First, choose Type > Show Hidden Characters to display all of the hidden characters in the text, such as spaces and paragraph breaks.

Using the type tool ( ), triple-click inside the first paragraph to select only that paragraph. (You can also select it by dragging.)

In the Character palette, choose a font from the pop-up menu (we selected Adobe Garamond Italic), and enter sizes for the font and leading (we specified 11 points in the Font Size text box and 16 points in the Leading text box). Press Enter or Return to apply the changes.

Using the type tool again, triple-click inside the second paragraph to select it, and experiment with different fonts and sizes for the byline. (We used Adobe Garamond Italic, 11 points for font size, and 16 points for leading.)

Figure . Select and reformat first two paragraphs.


Choose Type > Show Hidden Characters to turn off the display of all hidden characters in the text.

Choose File > Save.


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