Is there a term in typography for the spacing between two specific words? Working in Ai CS6 there is an overall word spacing setting for selected blocks of type, which applies to all words there-in. I tried kerning between two words, tho didn't seem to work. I guess I am looking for the term for individual word spacing that has the same meaning as kerning applies to type
As you typed. It's not more complicated than that.
Kerning refers to letter spacing. Tracking refers to word spacing.
You can apply kerning to an entire word or to letter pairs.... just as you can apply tracking to an entire sentence/paragraph or to word pairs.