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I created some glyphs with element → build → build composite glyph.

Now, Lbearing and Rbearing are locked.

How can I change the glyph’s bearings without using Unlink References?

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  1. In the glyph view, find the component that dictates the locked metrics (bearings). For example, if your composite glyph is , this will be the X.
  2. Select this component; right-click.
  3. Choose Get Info from the menu that should appear.
  4. Uncheck Use my Metrics.

You should now be able to adjust the bearings while still using the shapes and relative positions of the linked glyphs as created by build composite glyph or build accented glyph.

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