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Hello,

 

Over many years I have used all of the major design and publishing applications and I am really enjoying Publisher, but the text formatting controls do not always seem to work as expected. With Baseline Grid switched on it seems impossible to change leading for a caption text box. There must be an override somewhere but I can't see it. Any ideas? I am also still trying to work out why Leading in the Character window is called Leading Override but in the Paragraph window its called Leading and they don't necessarily show the same values. I'm sure there is a reason for this but it does seem overly complicated. 

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If your caption text frame should ignore the document baseline grid, perhaps you want to set "Ignore Baseline Grid" in the Text Frame studio panel:

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For your leading question:  Leading is, generally, a paragraph attribute. However, it is possible that you will have some text within a paragraph that will have taller letters, and for that text (or, really, the line(s) containing that text, you will need to override the paragraph leading with a larger value. The standard paragraph leading is set in the Paragraph panel (or the Context Toolbar). The override, if needed, is set using the Character panel (because you apply it to specific characters, not the entire paragraph).

-- Walt
Designer, Photo, and Publisher V1 and V2 at latest retail and beta releases
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Hi Walter,

 

To the rescue again! That works. I understand your point about a leading override and thank you for the explanation - on other platforms I've always relied on base line shift for fine tuning sections of text and not come across an override feature before - or just not noticed it perhaps. I'm finding that whilst Publisher has a huge array of typographic controls and refinements which is lovely for a designer like me they do seem to be a spread across several windows and I am not yet totally familiar with the location of everything. I think Freehand got it right with one comprehensive window with everything type related in the one place.

Thank you for your help.

Peter  

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You're welcome, Peter. Yes, learning where various settings are located, and how they are related, takes some time.

-- Walt
Designer, Photo, and Publisher V1 and V2 at latest retail and beta releases
PC:
    Desktop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 64GB memory, AMD Ryzen 9 5900 12-Core @ 3.00 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 

    Laptop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU.
iPad:  iPad Pro M1, 12.9": iPadOS 17.3, Apple Pencil 2, Magic Keyboard 
Mac:  2023 M2 MacBook Air 15", 16GB memory, macOS Sonoma 14.3

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