Stretch And Squeeze Type To Fit


Q. When I prepare a memo for a client presentation, I give each section a headline. But sometimes the headlines don’t easily fit on one line. I don’t want to reduce the size of my type any more. Is there some way to squeeze or shrink the text into the available space?

A. Word has a function for compressing—or expanding—text. Let’s take the following phrase and see how it works:

Expanding or Shrinking Text

Begin by highlighting the text and then go to Format , Font , and click on the Character Spacing tab. Click on the arrow next to the Spacing box and choose Condensed . Now move over to the By box and adjust the amount of condensing you want.

You can make the text look like this:

or this:

or something in between.

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