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Adjusting the Space Around Characters

You can adjust the white space in all directions around characters by adjusting the margin and the padding. You can also adjust horizontal spacing by adjusting the kerning.

In terms of the CSS box model, modifying the padding property adjusts the space inside the border area. For example, if you create a border or background color for a character and you increase the size of the padding, the border moves away from the character.

Modifying the margin properties adjusts the space outside the border area. For example, if you create a border or background color for a character and you increase the size of the margins around the character, the border remains the same distance from the character. However, the position of the character changes since there is more white space between the modified character and other elements on the page.

To set the margin, padding, and kerning of a character

  1. Open your Stationery design project.

  2. On the View menu, click Style Designer.

  3. In Character Styles, select the character style you want to modify.

  4. On the Properties tab, click Margin.

  5. Specify a value and select the unit of measure for the Left, Right, Top, and Bottom margin properties.

  6. On the Properties tab, click Padding.

  7. Specify a value and select the unit of measure for the Left, Right, Top, and Bottom padding properties.

  8. On the Properties tab, click Text.

  9. In the Letter spacing field, specify a value and select the unit of measure to adjust the kerning. For more information about a property, click Help.

ePublisher/2008.4/Help/02.Designing_Templates_and_Stationery/03.046.Designing_Stationery (last edited 2009-04-28 22:33:55 by TonyMcDow)