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Publisher is the first page-composition program (or word-processing "engine") in which I have encountered a Leading Override option. The program's online help notes: "The Leading Override setting can be used in cases where you have a handful of characters that need special handling, for example, because they use different fonts with sizes that look visually different." "Handful of characters" — and Leading Override's being in the Character palette, not the Paragraph palette — struck me as meaning it's an optional setting that can be applied to a few selected characters for special purposes. But that doesn't seem to be the case. If I have several lines of text that are wrapping within their text frame*; if I select just a few characters in one of the lines; if I enter "0" for the Leading Override — nothing happens. [ * Meaning: Publisher itself is doing the line-wrapping — these are not forced line breaks.] If I select a line by putting the cursor at the start and pressing End while holding down the Shift key, I select all text on the line excepting the final space at the position where Publisher wrapped the line. If I enter "0" for the Leading Override — nothing happens. If I extend the highlighting to the right by one more character (thus highlighting the space at which the automatic line-wrapping has occurred) and then enter "0" for the Leading Override — the entire line jumps upward to the point that the line is now superimposed directly on top of the preceding line. It's as if someone had entered a carriage return without a line feed. What is the logic or algorithm here? Why did that final space have to be selected? If Leading Override is not for baseline-shifting a few selected characters, then what is its purpose? What would be a typical use case? A related question: When you've established leading either via text style or via manual formatting, do you get the precise nominal value only if the Leading Override setting is "Auto"? If that is in fact the case, I'm wrong in thinking it's an optional setting. Entering the correct value in that field might be critical to ensure you're getting the exact line-height value you've set via the Leading field. Why would I think so? I noticed finally: When the Leading Override setting is "Auto," its value in the Character palette seems to become identical to — and to be updated in "real time" to remain identical to — the Leading value in the Paragraph palette. When "Auto" isn't used, the Override field's value seems to make its own decision about its current value. So it could possibly be causing incorrect line-height values without a user's realizing it.
Hi, What is the difference between TEXT HEIGHT and LEADING OVERRIDE? And why don't 2 lines of text overlap when the text height/leding override is zero? It works very different from photoshop/fireworks. Thanks, Chris