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Setting leading from the top of the text box, rather than starting from font size

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Oct 12, 2020

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I am working with multilingual text, and need the baselines in various text boxes to align. This is relatively easily done by setting the leading in each box to a comfortable absolute. But, since the first line appears in the text box based on the font/size character height, everything is off vertically by that amount--the difference in height between the various fonts.

 

I could swear that there used to be a way to have leading be absolute from the top of the text box, rather than have the position of that top line based on character height/character box. How is this done? I am hoping that I don't have to physically move the text boxes to align things. I assume this is something basic, but I have forgotten the correct vocabulary to find the answer quickly in the "help" files.

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Setting leading from the top of the text box, rather than starting from font size

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I am working with multilingual text, and need the baselines in various text boxes to align. This is relatively easily done by setting the leading in each box to a comfortable absolute. But, since the first line appears in the text box based on the font/size character height, everything is off vertically by that amount--the difference in height between the various fonts.

 

I could swear that there used to be a way to have leading be absolute from the top of the text box, rather than have the position of that top line based on character height/character box. How is this done? I am hoping that I don't have to physically move the text boxes to align things. I assume this is something basic, but I have forgotten the correct vocabulary to find the answer quickly in the "help" files.

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Check out the Text Frame Options

 

Using the Selection tool , select a frame, or using the Type tool , click inside the text frame or select text. Choose Object > Text Frame Options, or hold down Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS) and then double-click the text frame using a selection tool. Change text frame options, and then click OK

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It’s in the Text Frame Options>Baseline Options>Offset

 

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