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Title: question on larger font size and hollow outline look
Post by: tvmaly on June 29, 2014, 09:34:15 am
I am trying to figure out how to use larger font sizes.  When I set the font size to a large value, the text appears hollow as if it was just an outline.  I wanted the text to be a solid color.  What am I doing wrong?   I am attaching a screenshot.

  Best regards,

  Ty
Title: Re: question on larger font size and hollow outline look
Post by: GarryP on June 30, 2014, 02:39:39 pm
Ty, unfortunately the bit of the 'Text' tab of the 'Properties Palette' that would have been most revealing is not shown on your screenshot.

Have you checked that the 'Outline' function - third icon from the left, in 'Colour and Effects', just above 'Style Settings' - has not been activated, possibly by mistake?

Also, I can't tell if the settings you show in 'Properties' apply to the text frame on the screenshot. (I would normally expect to see 'drag control points' - little red squares at the major compass points - within a selected text frame and they're not there.) And 12pt isn't a large size for Arial.

Have you tried doing the same thing on a fresh document? Do you get the same results?
Title: Re: question on larger font size and hollow outline look
Post by: tvmaly on July 01, 2014, 06:40:59 am
There must have been something wrong on that layer.  I created a new layer and the problem went away.   I checked that the outline was not checked.