In the image below, I have two texts. Both are point text as opposed to area text. The top text has a horizontal line nearly at the bottom. I think it's called leading in font theroy but I am not sure. The bottom text has been converted to outlines and thus the leading is not there.
How do I get the same effect of removing the leading line without changing it to outline because once it's outlined, I think it can not be edited any more. Not atleast the way the text above, the one which has not been convereted to outlines, can be done.
Is there anyway to do that? The reason I am asking is because once outlined, the bounding box size changes exactly to the containing elements and its easier to align it relative to other object (using the "align to key object" in the tranform panel). While in the case of non-outlined text, the aligning is not pixel perfect as it takes the leading space into account. Also as can been seen in the top text, there is some space between the bottom line and the characters "g" and "y".