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Hi, I am creating a business card. I want the txt to adhere to a grid of 12pt squares vertically and 5mm horizontally. After I have set my grid to 12 points with 4 subdivisions for the vertical layout I have found that to place the text exactly I had to convert it to outlines. Is this the normal procedure and is it ok to give the printer the file in text outlines. What will be the best format to hand the card to the printer (eps,pdf)? Very greatful for any help! Sebastian...

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    Default Text outlines for exact spacing?

    Hi,

    I am creating a business card. I want the txt to adhere to a grid of 12pt squares vertically and 5mm horizontally. After I have set my grid to 12 points with 4 subdivisions for the vertical layout I have found that to place the text exactly I had to convert it to outlines. Is this the normal procedure and is it ok to give the printer the file in text outlines. What will be the best format to hand the card to the printer (eps,pdf)?

    Very greatful for any help!

    Sebastian
    sebjo@adobeforums.com Guest

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    I have recently purchased the CS Suite. I thought that I read somewhere that you could download free additional fonts for Illustator CS. Am I right or was I dreaming??
    Gilly_Sharp@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Gilly_Sharp wrote:
    > I have recently purchased the CS Suite. I thought that I read
    > somewhere that you could download free additional fonts for
    > Illustator CS. Am I right or was I dreaming??
    What does your post have to do with "text outlines for exact spacing"?
    Please use proper subject lines if you expect to get answers.

    Brian Guest

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    > What will be the best format to hand the card
    > to the printer (eps,pdf)?
    The best answer is: ask the printer. Some prefer PDF, some don't. There
    may also be other specs you need to adhere to that you're not thinking
    about here (and therefore not asking).

    Brian Guest

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    Default Re: Text outlines for exact spacing?

    Sebjo,
    >>Is this the normal procedure <<
    It will be one option if using proportionally spaced fonts. Only fixed-width
    fonts (such as Courier) will 'naturally' fit a fixed grid.

    You could also kern the individual characters to achieve the same result.

    No problem in converting to outlines for print.


    LenHewitt@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Thank you all for your support!
    sebjo@adobeforums.com Guest

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