539 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 16, 2007 9:56 AM by Marc Dumouchel1
I think this may be peculiar to your machine (or the particular OTF font you're using). I tried the same kind of thing using a pair of OTF fonts (ArnePro and ACaslonPro) and the "exact spacing" worked as it should with no bending lines.
(And for me, this is a big deal--the lack of fixed leading in earlier versions of Pages caused me to dump the application from my machine.)
You might try quitting Pages, flushing your font cache and restarting your computer and see if the behavior continues; I've found that solves a variety of odd problems on my machines.
Thank you SP,
but that didn’t work. I’ve tried cleaning the font caches with FontNuke, deep cleaning user and system caches with Tiger Cache Cleaner, repairing permissions, and logging in as a fresh user.
Still, setting the line height exactly (eg 12 pt, 18 pt) only works as long as no Opentype font is specified.
I’ve tried this with Junicode, Charis SIL, Constantia, Courier Std, Hiragino, Osaka, Palatino Linotype, and the ones you mentioned.
I’ve reproduced this with every Opentype font I tried. Additionally, I found that the problem also occurs with Geneva, Monaco and Osaka Regular (but not Osaka Regular-Mono).
Opentype fonts included with a basic Mac OS X install include Hiragino Kaku Gothic, Hiragino Mincho, and Aqua Kana. There are also some decent OT fonts available for free online:
And there’s the Microsoft Office 2007 compatibility pack for users of previous Office versions, which contains a couple of nice OTFs: Constantia, Corbel Calibri etc. Unfortunately, they’re hidden several CAB files deep in an EXE, so one needs File Juicer and a little patience to get them. If someone would like to try anyway, here’s a direct link:
I have had a similar problem for the previous and current version of Pages. Line spacing is messed up for OT fonts, which forces me to use Word, as we use Myriad Pro for a number of purposes.
I do not set an 'exact line height'; I'm just using the defaults.
I'd be interested to hear anyone else's experiences or suggestions.