Adobe PageMaker - Size And Position Special Characters The Way You Want To In PageMaker (6.5/7)


Superscript characters are those that appear above the baseline, such as trademark symbols; subscript characters are those that appear below the baseline, such as footnotes. You can format a special character as superscript or subscript by selecting it and choosing the appropriate option form the Position pop-up menu in the Character Specifications dialog box (Type > Character) or by clicking the Superscript or Subscript button on the character Control palette (Window > Show Control palette). Oftentimes, though, the default size and position for superscript text isn't very good.


Fortunately, you can adjust the default settings for superscript and subscript characters, so they're automatically sized and positioned as desired. To do so, select the special character and then choose Type > Character and click the Options button in the Character Specifications dialog box. In the resulting Character Options dialog box, in the Super/subscript Size text box, specify the percent of point size you want the special character to be sized--the lower the percent, the smaller the point size. Then, specify the percent of point size you want superscript and subscript characters to be positioned in the corresponding options' text boxes. Increasing the percent for superscript raises the character, whereas it decreases the position of a subscript character. Finally, click OK twice to close out of both dialog boxes.

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