Specifying an inset for area type objects


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Specifying an inset for area type objects

In the previous movie, we saw how we could use the Area Type Options dialog box in order to apply columns to a single text frame. Well, there's another option inside of that dialog box, something called Offset have allows us to actually have text have some kind of a buffer space between the actual edge of the frame and where the text begins. Let me explain. I have this document here called inset.ai. I am actually going to go ahead now and select this text frame. I am going to go to the Type menu.

I am going to choose Area Type Options. And in this dialog box here, I'm going to click on the Preview button. Now notice that the text actually starts exactly where the frame begins and ends. The same thing here for the top. Now that's what we expect because again, text always fills up the interior of its frame. However, where it says Offset here, I have a value called Inset Spacing. Right now by default it's set to 0. But I could choose to increase that value, and watch what happ...

Specifying an inset for area type objects
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Specifying an inset for area type objects provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator Insider Training: Type and Text

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