How to snap type to the underside of a grid line?

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Jan 15, 2022 Jan 15, 2022

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It is easy enough in Illustrator to get type to snap to a line it is sitting upon...but can I also get it to snap to the underside of a gridline? See screenshot: I really want the top of the "Y" to align with the horizontal gridline, not the bottom of it. Alternatively, is there a shortcut for tuning off Snap to Grid for individual objects, so that I can quickly place it just by eyeballing it?

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 15, 2022 Jan 15, 2022
1. You can assign a Keyboard Shortcut. When you select the texts with the GuideLine, they will sit on the GuideLine. I am sharing screenshots of different panels. 2. Apart from the above operations, you can create an ACTION and assign a function key for this action.

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1. You can assign a Keyboard Shortcut.

When you select the texts with the GuideLine, they will sit on the GuideLine.

I am sharing screenshots of different panels.

2. Apart from the above operations, you can create an ACTION and assign a function key for this action.

 

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Fundamentally, all fonts are defined and positioned relative of the baseline, so what you ask for doesn't exist.

Converting to outlines would give you a shape that can snap to a grid of course, but I know that's not what you want.

You could possibly add a baseline shift so the font is skooched down beneath the baseline, but that value would change depending on your type size, so I don't see that as a practical solution. Besides, even if you snapped to the top of your Y, the cap height of other letters will be different.. e.g. the top of an O would be higher.

 

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