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What did I do? Illy CS5 Stumper

Discussion in 'Fonts and Typography' started by James Burke, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    I went to create a single line of text with the type tool, and for a brief second, I saw some kind of icon briefly appear after clicking on the tool bar. I must have accidently clicked on something else, that's for sure.

    I didn't think much of it, but when I started typing, my text looks as though it's been extended...to the max. And I can't figure out what happened. The normal size text on the top was imported from another file I had created earlier today.

    The problem disappears when I start a totally new file, but if I continue to type anything from scratch in the "messed up file", it makes the text extended.

    The typeface is ITC Legacy Sans (one of my favorites). Both sets of lettering shown below have the same characteristics (leading, tracking, kerning and size).

    So....what did I do to create this mess?

    PS: I saved everything, and then closed the file. After re-opening, it seems to be working correctly now....I'm puzzled.


    JB
     

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  2. cgsigns_jamie

    cgsigns_jamie Very Active Member

    Open the character palette and make sure the font width is still 100%. Looks like you may have inadvertently expanded it.
     
  3. ucmj22

    ucmj22 Very Active Member

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    as stated, check here, and make sure it is 100%
     

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  4. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    Uh oh...my character pallet is missing the last four boxes...now what?

    >>Show options....ah, yes...there it is. Looks normal.



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  5. cgsigns_jamie

    cgsigns_jamie Very Active Member

    Window>type>character

    (on my iPad going from memory)
     
  6. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    Everything seems to be working fine now. Thanks for the help.


    JB
     
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