adding type

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Feb 06, 2021 Feb 06, 2021

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Just getting started in PS.  I want to add more than one line of type. When I try to return (even in paragraph form), the type types right over what I just typed!  I can not get it to return to a new line! 

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 06, 2021 Feb 06, 2021
Can you post a screen shot? You might want to check your leading to make sure your spacing is set to default, or just reset your preferences. 

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 06, 2021 Feb 06, 2021
Hi @Cindy5C1C    I agree with Chuck. It sounds like it might be a leading issue. Open your Character panel from the Window menu. Typical leading is typesize+2, meaning 12 pt type would get 14 pts of leading, but that's only a starting place. You can also use Auto Leading, which defaults to 120% of the typesize.   Show your Character panel with text selected if you don't see it.   Jane

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Can you post a screen shot? You might want to check your leading to make sure your spacing is set to default, or just reset your preferences. 

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Hi @Cindy5C1C 

 

I agree with Chuck. It sounds like it might be a leading issue. Open your Character panel from the Window menu. Typical leading is typesize+2, meaning 12 pt type would get 14 pts of leading, but that's only a starting place. You can also use Auto Leading, which defaults to 120% of the typesize.

 

Show your Character panel with text selected if you don't see it.

 

Jane

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You were right! When I finally found and changed the leading to auto, the
problem was fixed! Wow, so much to learn!!! Thank you so much!!!

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You're welcome, Cindy, and I'm glad it's fixed for you. If you need to adjust the spacing between the lines of a paragraph later, use a specific leading. Start with the typesize+2 rule of thumb and adjust up or down.

~ Jane

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