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Questions tagged [font-size]

Questions about the size of type in a work, usually measured in points or pixels. Font size can be used to create hierarchy in the content and affects legibility.

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Adobe Acrobat PDF textbox too small

I've been using Adobe Acrobat 10.1.16 to add a text box in a PDF file, by using Tools -> Content -> Add or Edit Text Box. However, the largest size is 24, which is still too small. Is there anyway to ...
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List font sizes used in a psd document

I need a way to find out what font sizes were used in a psd document, similar to this, but for font sizes. It would be great if this way or script is compatible with older versions of PS, like CS4 and ...
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Create metric-compatible font

How can I create a font that is metric-compatible with a commercial font? I don't need actual glyphs, just rectangles that will preserve the document layout. What properties are important? Advance ...
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Should a typographical scale refer to line-height or to the font-size?

First of all, I want to apologize to any serious typographers for using the names of css-attributes instead of proper names. With "font-size" I mean here the defined font-size as one would in css (...
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What should I look for when choosing a typeface for magazine content? [closed]

I am creating a magazine. What is the best typeface and font size to use for content?
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Smallest readable font size for printed card

I'm designing a series of aides memoire for my colleagues to contain key details about our legal powers. I'm working on one version to be printed in business card format and another to be printed (...
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GIMP 2.8.22 How to SELECT ALL text objects in all layers and change font size of all at once? [duplicate]

(GIMP 2.8.22) I have several text objects labeling parts of the human body and I want to increase the font size of all of them to 20 pts. Each text object was automatically put into its own layer, ...
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What are sections with smaller body text called?

In legal texts, at least in Sweden and Germany, it is common to print some parts of the body text in a smaller font. Is there a name for this typographic convention? Examples:
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How to align vertical text of differing lengths?

I’m creating cover art for a game that I’m making. I have a narrow vertical space for my title text, so I want the two-word title to be vertical. The words are different lengths (“Sherlock ...
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how to get used text details on gimp

How can i get used text details like font-family,font-size,font-weight etc from a psd file in gimp
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Why is my text so small in Illustrator?

I’ve tried adjusting my font to bigger sizes but it still looks small. It’s currently set at 72 and it is still tiny. Any reason why it’s not its normal size?
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Photoshop CC 2018 - Text Size (on cavas live preview) missing

This happened recently. I’m not sure which update caused it. In the past, we’ve been able to manually increase/decrease text size using the arrow keys in Photoshop. You would be able to see the text ...
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Preview text size change in Photoshop CC 2018

In Photoshop, since time began, when you selected text and then used the arrow keys on your keyboard you could see dynamically the text change on screen as you increased and decreased the point size. ...
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Is there a math formula to make font the same actual size on a 55“ and 65” monitor hung next to eacother?

So I have a 65" screen and a bunch of 55" screens (1080x1920) in these big panels. They are turned portrait and flush at the top. So I'm trying to figure out if there is math to easily make the font, ...
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How to determine a font's natural size?

I was told that, unless a font has optical sizes (e.g. Latin Modern), it is designed at a single size. I was told that this size should be in the font information. How can I determine this size? I run ...
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“Print size” & “Distance from viewer” requires “What font size?” [duplicate]

I have always selected my font size by the eye or educated guess/trial and error but at this point I would like to know where I could find a chart or document with guidelines regarding what font size ...
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Scale multiple Text layers one point down?

I'm on Photoshop CC 2017. I make a lot of UI design and I have come across this... I want to scale down multiple text layers one point at once. From 22pt to 21pt for example, without having to go to ...
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(Illustrator) Adjusting “text box” size when using text on path tool

I'm finding it difficult to resize a path that has text. I don't want to have smaller font size but bigger "container" so that current or bigger font would fit into. Following has text "My text just....
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different text sizes on different devices

I am really struggling and was wondering whether anyone can help. I am designing a mockup on photoshop of a website we are going to build. We have to show our mockups of the site for all 3 devices (...
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How many width and height are for 14 points character?

As far as i know : 1 point=0.35146cm 14points=4.92044cm. When we set font-size into 14points, how much width and height are for this 14 points character?
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How to get font to align on the ascender line instead of the baseline?

I'm trying to get a font, SambhotaUnicode, to align on the ascender line, so that text reads evenly across the heads of the letters at different sizes. Another font, TibetanMachineUnicode, actually ...
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How to change measure unit in Character tool Photoshop CS6?

I use pixels in my CSS code rather than points. However, the Character tool in PS CS6 shows the font size in points. Any way to set the default unit of the Character tool to pixels?
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Small Font Size on Labels, Instructions and User Guides

The font size for a current product instruction label I am working on is 4.75. I am needing to reduce the size even lower to make more content fit. This goes against everything I've learned about ...
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Reduce font size in TTF file

I have a font that I downloaded that I would like to apply to an existing document, but the font size I need is consistently 5.5pt less than the font size in the TTF file I downloaded. So if I want to ...
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Why Does My Font Size Looks Too Large in InDesign? [closed]

In InDesign, I have my font size set to 6 pts, but it definitely looks larger than that. What settings can I look at to try to change this occurrence?
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Adjust font size reltive to another font size in InDesign

Is it possible in InDesign to globally adjust the size of font A relative to the size of another font B so that given the same "Font Size" they have always the same height of their lowercase letters? ...
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Are there ways to make a font more legible at smaller sizes?

What techniques can be used to make a given font more legible at smaller sizes (in the 6-9pt range, for example)? Will legibility be entirely dependent on the font used, or are there other design ...
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How to choose alignment point when changing font size for multiple text objects in Illustrator?

Say I want to change font size from 5pt to 10pt for all text objects in Illustrator, but keep their bottom-left corner unchanged. When I selected all texts by Select --> Object --> Text object and ...
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What's with size-specific fonts?

Google Fonts has a font called Slabo 27px – 27px is part of the font name because the font is made for that specific size. Do you know what’s the point of this? The font seems the same to me at 16, ...
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Set font size in pixels in Corel Draw x7

im using Corel Draw x7 and need to use font size in pixels instead of points. Is there any way to do that? Thank you
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Make font size bigger than max limit of 1296 pt in Adobe Illustrator (2015)?

For some reason and for many years there's a limit for font size in Illustrator. It is 1296 points max, so you can't go bigger without converting type to outlines first. Converting to outlines means ...
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How to I scale my text to past 1269pt in CS6 illustrator?

I've tried the scale function and it doesn't seem to work. I don't know what else to do. Please help.
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Why does 1px equal 1pt in photoshop but not on the web? [duplicate]

Please explain why in Photoshop setting a font size to 16pt or 16px looks exactly the same size but if I do the same test on a web site, the font-sizes are VERY different. Example on the web Why ...
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Are there any common system fonts that maintain decent legibility at small sizes?

Are any of the common Windows fonts more legible than others at small sizes, such as 6pt? I know that there are some free fonts (such as PT Sans) that have decent caption styles, but I'm looking ...
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Why do fonts set to the same (pixel) number of size differ drastically in actual size when displayed on screen? [duplicate]

Something that has always puzzled me is the fact that when I change the font used in a program, even though in theory the font size is remains the same, the actual displayed size differs dramatically. ...
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Scale for Large Typography (Much larger than 72px)

I'm currently doing a mockup for a website that has a few large typographic elements. For scale, I'm using the one provided by Typeplate (18, 21, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 90, 117), but after spending some ...
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When should I use a condensed font?

I was advised to post this question from User Experience (UX) to this site instead. Assuming I always have enough space to write what I need to write, and I never get into a position like https://ux....
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Tapering spiral text - tried text on path, art brush, and envelope distort [duplicate]

Using Illustrator CC 2014: I'm trying to create a spiraled text in which the text size decreases as it spirals inward. I've tried putting the text on a path created using the spiral tool and ...
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How to determine the “native” size of a bitmapped font?

I have a couple of bitmapped fonts in the form of *.dfont files. I would like to find out the "native" size(s) for these fonts. By "native" I mean the sizes (in points) of the bitmaps themselves, ...
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How to choose the “right” font size for a given page

I asked a similar question in TeX.SE and I am not 100% happy with the answers. I find it strange that there's no standard formula that yields the "right" font size given the page's size. Therefore, I'...
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Recommended Body Font Size for Print Magazine?

I am working on a print magazine in InDesign with a smaller than normal layout: 169mm x 239mm - which body font size would be recommended for this layout size? I have tried using 8pt for the body ...
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When trying to achieve the “ideal” letter count per line how do you balance container size and font size?

“Anything from 45 to 75 characters is widely regarded as a satisfactory length of line for a single-column page set in a serifed text face in a text size. The 66-character line (counting both letters ...
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Is it possible to change the style (font size, font type, etc) for multiple tables in a powerpoint presentation?

The Slide master in MS Powerpoint lets the user set font size and font type and then, if any change needs to occur, lets the user apply the change consistently across all slides. I was wondering if ...
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Choosing an appropriate font weight and line height

Typically a back-end engineer, I'm venturing into the world of vector design, trying not to hurt myself on the way. I'm aware that I'm struggling to size things, with my home brewed typography style ...
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Illustrator: Trouble with font size

I am using Adobe illustrator Cs5.1 on Mac. I am having trouble making with font size. In short, I will select two blocks of text and set them as the same font and the same size. However, they appear ...
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Bootstrap buttons - text hard to read?

Is it just me, or does the text on the Bootstrap buttons hard to read: I feel that the text is way too small for the size of the button and the letters are too close to each other, making them blend ...
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In a 85.6mm x 54mm business card, what is an ideal font size?

I would like to know what is an ideal and readable font size that I can use in a business card with the dimensions listed. Not too big but not too small. I was thinking it can be about 7pt for titles ...
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Calculate ideal font size so text can fit into cell

I am a programmer and I have printing code that draws grid on the paper. Grid has 4 columns, and they have equal horizontal length. Height of the cell is one tenth of the paper size and is fixed. ...
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Why does Illustrator CS6 read font information from a SVG file incorrectly?

I have a bunch of SVG files that were created by MagicDraw. In these files, I have several font definitions, e.g., <text x="152" space="preserve" font-size="11" y="376.958" clip-path="url(#...
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Same font, different size on different platforms

I received few PSDs from a designer who are using windows. The font is Open Sans, I already have it on my mac. I opened the PSDs, and clicked in the text layer: ..after that I edited the text, and ...