I also can't believe the mindset that because I have a situation where underlining text is a necessity that some think it bad design and should not be done because Word can do it. You can also change the color of an individual character by selecting only that character with the Text tool. How many Adobe applications that deal with text do not implement underline and how many do? What makes you say it is doubtful that it will ever be implemented? When you distort text, the nice thick and thin characteristics of the typeface also become distorted and can produce weird effects. Click the triangle in the upper right corner to see a panel menu of additional options. Gee, I guess I'll just have to tell all those paying customers who want their stuff underlined that the typography police have banned underlining and that they'll just have to keel their filthy money. Some people just refuse to understand that there's a real world. Do this while you have text selected to see the text change live! You'll find them only if it has a designed font file for it and there is none I'm aware of for underline characters.
Hit Control + Y to view everything in outline mode. Over the years, we've gotten a lot of responses to about how I made the intricate designs in those headers. Note: The Type Object Selection By Path Only preference determines the sensitivity of the selection tools when selecting type objects in the document window. Selecting a type object lets you apply global formatting options to all the characters in the object, including options from the Character and Paragraph panels, fill and stroke attributes, and transparency settings. The following is an example of six macros. It is just all about providing good customer service. I do stuff for them that I would never do for myself.
I'm going to outline how to do this, but you should always take my methods and play around with your options such as stroke sizes or brush shapes. There is a workaround in creating a character style for underlined text. Shift-drag to extend or reduce the selection. The choices here are limited by the fonts you have loaded. To change effect options, you double-click on the Effect name in the Appearance palette.
You should now see your new brush in your brushes palette. Choose Show Options, and additional type attributes appear, such as baseline shift, underline, and strikethrough. There are lagitimate times where text is best underlined. Click to select one text area that you want to change. In other words, if you have 12-point and want it double-spaced, set the leading at 24 points. For some fonts, Illustrator displays the stylistic set names as Set 1, Set 2, and so on.
Some people just refuse to understand that there's a real world. Type as outlines are useful for changing the look of large display type, but they are rarely useful for body text or other type at small sizes. The normal use of Illustrator is for more exacting illustrative text and in those instances, proper font design is critical, thus faux fonts underline, italic, bold are not included. Do this while you have text selected to see the text change live! Your best choice for creating such text is a program dedicated to design, such as Illustrator. Like this: Then combine their paths in the Pathfinder palette detailed instructions above by hitting the combine paths icon, and Expand button, in that order.
Wow, I guess this tutorial covers a lot more than I thought. Take a look at InDesign. Students expect to be able to scan through text for underlines that identify important points. In the Windows version, you can click and drag across the font name in the Character panel or Control panel, and press the up- or down-arrow key to automatically switch to the next font above or below on the font list. I will also wager that the underline offset will be customizable along with the rule weight, color and type of stroke.
Disclaimer: It may be considered a typographically bad practice to underline text. Just because it would be an option, doesn't mean it would be the best option, or that you hard core anti-underliners would have to use it. They want underlined text they should be able to get it. In the Windows version, you can click and drag across the font name in the Character panel or Control panel, and press the up- or down-arrow key to automatically switch to the next font above or below on the font list. Not sure how you'd apply a shadow to it though. Search the help files on Pagemaker palette. For multiline, you can wrap you multiline texts in a span inside the element.
You will learn to make multiple geometrical shapes to overlap one over the other properly. The makers of the Illustrator application should honestly understand that some people want and even feel a need to underline even though most designers understand there often is a better way. Each selected area will now also be surrounded by a bounding box. The browser displays the text you created in Illustrator. But if you change the font size, you will have to change the effect options to match.