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I have a series of words typed in Helvetica Light 36 px, and I want to export them all individually, each with a height of 36 px. The problem is the objects aren't 36 px height, they're 28, or 35, or whatever depending on the word, because that's how fonts work apparently. Because of this, when I select them all and do > Create Slice, it makes them of their respective sizes. I could manually drag and resize the slice height to 36 for each, but it's dozens of words, surely there's an easier way?

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You have to try if you can deal with that via making them Symbols, so that all object sizes are changed at once and when exporting as slices or layers would already have the right height.


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If you mean you want each word to have the same height, you will have to do that manually, & if you do they probably will look wrong when compared one to another. That's because in typography there are several different typeface heights & their relative sizes may even change depending on point size.

See for example the Wikipedia x-height & overshoot articles for (much!) more about this.

This applies to Helvetica Light, as you can see in this Helvetica Light example.afdesign file. Note that Affinity apps will try to snap things like lines to the various heights too, & some of them can be very close to each other.


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