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Font Size in Millimeters

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Sep 01, 2015

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Can Framemaker be set to display font size in millimeters or inches?  We are trying to update a document to meet UL Certification and they have text heights listed in millimeters.  I can find a conversion online, but if it could be done in Framemaker that would be a lot easier.

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Just enter the units in the Fonts > Size parameter of the Designers, e.g. 5mm. FM will automatically convert this to points (or Q values depending upon your Font units selected).

Note: the Font Size takes into account the descenders below the base-line, which is set at 1/3 the height of the font. So, for example, specifying a font size 6mm will have the height of capital letters at 4mm. Be certain what the "text height" in the spec is referring to.

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Font Size in Millimeters

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Can Framemaker be set to display font size in millimeters or inches?  We are trying to update a document to meet UL Certification and they have text heights listed in millimeters.  I can find a conversion online, but if it could be done in Framemaker that would be a lot easier.

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Just enter the units in the Fonts > Size parameter of the Designers, e.g. 5mm. FM will automatically convert this to points (or Q values depending upon your Font units selected).

Note: the Font Size takes into account the descenders below the base-line, which is set at 1/3 the height of the font. So, for example, specifying a font size 6mm will have the height of capital letters at 4mm. Be certain what the "text height" in the spec is referring to.

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Just enter the units in the Fonts > Size parameter of the Designers, e.g. 5mm. FM will automatically convert this to points (or Q values depending upon your Font units selected).

Note: the Font Size takes into account the descenders below the base-line, which is set at 1/3 the height of the font. So, for example, specifying a font size 6mm will have the height of capital letters at 4mm. Be certain what the "text height" in the spec is referring to.

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Thanks for the information Arnis.  Now I get to dig through the UL document to see if it goes into detail about text height.

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