Questions tagged [typography]

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How to distinguish between hyphens and dashes in Adobe Acrobat?

When searching a document, Adobe Acrobat does not distinguish between hyphens and dashes. For example, when I try to search for em dashes, the results include hyphens, en dashes and em dashes. This ...
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How to reduce space at bottom of page in Microsoft Word?

My word document leaves a lot of blank space on the bottom of some pages for no apparent reason. I even have orphan/widow control turned off so that it will fill the last line even if that leads to an ...
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How do I use such multiple character ligature signs for Musical Notation?

I found a portion of music Ebook The Basics of North Indian Classical Music by Abha Saxena (Google books) (Google play bookstore) (free preview), and this is so far the only ebook I have seen that has ...
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How to find paragraphs contain no embolden character?

In Word or Libre Writer, is there a way to find any paragraph that contains no embolden character? I would like to delete them. I can go to the Advanced Find and choose Wildcard as well as Not bold, ...
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How can I make a floating block element occupy an entire page in Microsoft Word?

I'm trying to have a picture occupy an entire page in Microsoft Word while the text flows around it, i.e. the paragraph would continue from the page before the picture directly to the page after the ...
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Word - how to put the superscript higher?

I'm writing a chemistry paper and that involves the use of superscript. My problem is that the superscript is too low for my liking. See the image: The first one looks okay, but the second one is not ...
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Why does Firefox remove non-breaking spaces in input fields?

I have a bépo keyboard and often use non-breaking spaces, which I can insert with Shift + Space. Now here's the thing that baffles me: in all input fields, textareas, etc., Firefox seems to replace ...
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How do I tell LibreOffice to use double spaces (or a free-form margin) for each new sentence?

I have written a long document in LibreOffice. I have written it like this: This is a sentence. Now begins another. Here is a third. That is, one space between each word and between each sentence. ...
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What is the purpose of these `NUL` characters?

This is purely out of academic curiosity, but I`ve often found files on both Windows (Win10Pro64) as well as Android that are not obfuscated, but contain a bunch of NUL characters between each actual ...
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Widowed pilcrow (non printable ¶ at line begining) in LibreOffice

I'm struggling with widowed pilcrows (i.e. non-printable ¶ at beginning of lines). This happens only in footnotes, on page-breaks, and it adds a space between the footnote's rule and the first ...
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Resize issue of WordArt in Word 2016 (MS Office Professional Plus 2016)?

I cannot resize the text in Word Art visually (i.e., by the GUI) in Word 2016.  When I resize the text Word Art by click and dragging the box corner, it only increases the outer box size and not text ...
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fmt - use single space between sentences

I've noticed that fmt uses two space characters when joining sentences across lines. Command: $ fmt << EOF Hello world. This is a nice place. And a nice website too. I come here to ask ...
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LibreOffce writer does not hyphenate (English UK, dictionaries are installed)

So I enabled hyphenation for my text style, but LibreOffice writer does not hyphenate a single line in a four pages text, obviously having a problem. If I call Tools > Language > Hyphenation... I get ...
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Visual bug when rendering Microsoft Bahnschrift to PDF from InDesign

I'm using Microsoft's new variable font Bahnschrift in one of my InDesign projects. InDesign doesn't support the variable aspects of the font, but can display the regular weight without issue. When I ...
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How to wrap every paragraph with a custom text box in Word?

I've had a plain chat conversation and need display them similarly to how they are designed in Messenger. Since this is a long conversation, I need a method to do it at once. I know this might be ...
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Sneaky font substitution and font missing from only some apps' font menus

I have a bit of a head-scratcher. I'm attempting to use DINPro in both Pages 5.6.2 and Word 2011 on my rMBP 15" running El Cap 10.11.6. I'm seeing DINPro in Pages, but Abel in Word. At first I didn'...
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How can I disable text wrap (in the middle of words) for a WHOLE powerpoint presentation at once?

There is an issue with Microsoft Powerpoint, which can occur when an Asian-language user saves a file, and then a non Asian-language user opens said file. The problem is that text gets wrapped in ...
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Typing an apostrophe in Photoshop

I have "Use Smart Quotes" enabled in Photoshop. I like it and want to keep it enabled. However, when I need an apostrophe, I get an opening (or in German typography: closing) Smart Quote instead (see "...
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Surrogate character to visualize a space like ̺ this, but without combining?

I'm looking for a character in Unicode like this (in black): The problem with COM­BI­NING INVERTED BRID­GE BELOW (code point U+033A, \xCC\xBA in UTF-8) is that it must be combined with another ...
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How this letter changes from f to r in address bar

Recently while i was browsing at offensive security website at firefox ,the words 'offensive' appears to be oRensive at address bar,Kindly have a look at the below snapshot : Note at the address bar,...
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Proper way to typeset units in MS Word

I have to typeset a scientific paper in MS Word (2013). As a latex user I am used to typeset units with the siunitx package to get proper typesetting. What would be the correct way in word to do this?
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Difference Between Unicode FRACTION SLASH and DIVISION SLASH

What is the difference between U+2044 ("Fraction Slash") and U+2215 ("Division Slash"). They seem nearly identical to me, but there's still clearly a difference, but I can't tell exactly what it is. ...
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Changing a font's number form in PowerPoint

Some fonts, for example Corbel, include several number forms: lining figures where the numerals are the same height as a capital letter and old-style or text figures where the numerals have varying ...
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How can I turn kerning on by default in Powerpoint 2010?

I understand how to turn kerning on for individual blocks of text, or individual text boxes, in Powerpoint. However, it is off again by default on every new slide and every new text box. How can I ...
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Prevent Word from making outer parentheses larger when using Equation Editor?

When writing a mathematical expression with nested parentheses in Word 2007 using the Equation command, Word often makes the outermost parentheses somewhat larger than other parentheses: The size ...
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Adding horizontal space as part of a Word Style

I'm a very reluctant user of Word who really would like to emulate the dark side (TeX) in every way possible. I have the description list almost sorted out (simulating the default settings of LaTeX), ...
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Microsoft Word: Why are some fonts bigger or smaller than others using the same point

The picture below depicts fonts that are all 14pt in MS Word. However, they all have different widths. Why is it that various fonts have different sizes in Microsoft word? Doesn't a "point" mean 1/72 ...
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Replace only a specified font in Chrome

I find Georgia taxing, as it's become all the rage on too many websites in the last year or so. I've got custom stylesheets set up in Chrome to tweak a number of sites I like, but it becomes ...
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Best way to print across multiple pieces of paper?

My printer can only print on 8.5x11 sheets of paper and i'm looking to "blow up"/magnify a single word big enough that i can print it across maybe 6 pieces of paper and some how stitch them together. ...
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Getting crisper fonts in OS X after switching from Windows

I have switched my programming environment from Windows 7 to Mac OS X Lion, and I missed the Windows' crispy front rendering, for example, under Eclipse, you can check the screenshots. OS X: Windows:...
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section headings happen to be the last line on a page - how to fix that?

I am using Word 2007 under Windows XP. Often, a section heading (styles like "Heading 2", Heading 3") happen to be the last line on a page. This looks very ugly and destroys the logical flow of a ...
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Kerning bug with Verdana in Firefox and Chrome at 15 pixels

I asked this question originally on stackoverflow, but it was suggested that it would be more relevant here: I noticed a kerning issue with Verdana at 15 pixels in Firefox and Chrome on Windows. In ...
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Microsoft Word 2007: different spacing when certain style is preceding

Is it possible to prevent Word form adding spacing between heading styles only? For example, there is a Heading 2 style, which has a "Before spacing" of 12px, which looks fine when it follows a ...
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How to use foreign type characters in photoshop?

I need to use Chinese characters in Photoshop CS for Windows 7. What do I need to set up to make this possible?
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Edit SVG font using Inkscape

I opened an SVG font in Inkscape but I cant see any character editor. Is anyone able to explain how to open/modify a character path ?
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Kinetic Typography

Is there anyone that knows a not so expensive way (I don't want to purchase FinalCut or something alike) to create something like ... this: Fight Club or this: V for Vendetta or anything from here ...
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OpenOffice: How to prevent text indentation on the very first paragraph?

My OpenOffice default paragraph style defines an indentation of 1.3em for the first line of every paragraph. Now, typographically more adequate would be, if the indentation would be 0 for the very ...