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Hi, all my question is in the title.

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    The bounding box extents will vary from font to font. I don't think that what you are trying to do is possible, but it might help if you can expand your question to explain why or what exactly you are hoping to achieve?
    – Westside
    Jan 17, 2017 at 17:22
  • As @Chris points out, this is not possible. Each font has a defined vertical space for ascenders, descenders and leading, the bounding box is defined by that, per font. One possible workaround may be for you to turn on Use Preview Bounds in the Preferences. However, I'm uncertain if that will assist in whatever it is you are trying to accomplish.
    – Scott
    Jan 17, 2017 at 17:49

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For area type:

For point text:

  1. Select text
  2. Effect > Path > Outline Object

Make sure you toggle on/off Use Preview Bounds:

From there, I would suggest reading my answer here:

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    Thx mhuse, I'll use Effect > Path > Outline Object
    – ZANTAR2054
    Jan 17, 2017 at 22:12
  • Yah, outline object is pretty useful for alignment purposes. Good question and thanks for the checkmark!
    – mhulse
    Jan 17, 2017 at 22:55

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