I am having a very hard time trying to align my text (among other elements) to my grid.
I want the text area to line up flush to my grid lines.
The type designer defines where the letters begins in the text box. If you want to make sure the path lies flush to your grid line, you have to work around this. The easiest way is to make use of the convert to outline function. However, if you want to keep the text editable, you can use this workaround:
A step-by-step breakdown:
uncheck "Use Preview Bounds" when done