The contents of the drop down menu for font styles depends on
the font you have selected. For example, Lucida Grande oﬀers
only regular and bold font styles. Times New Roman oﬀers
regular, italic, bold, and bold italic. If italics is greyed out or not
present, then that font does not oﬀer italics as a font style.
To pick the color of your font from the type palette, press the color
wheel. (Note: you can also change the color from the
palette and format bar).
The baseline is the line on which the letters sit, and which the
descenders extend below. The baseline is automatically set to 0.
Increasing the baseline separates the lines of text further from one
Kerning is the space between the letters. Kerning can adjust the
space between two letters, especially between letters with slanted
sides like V, W, and A. For example, in the word "varied" there is
typically a larger space between V and A than between the rest of
the letters. To kern, highlight the letter before the space you wish
to adjust. Then adjust the character spacing until the spacing
between the V and A looks even with the spacing between the
letters in the rest of the word.
Line Spacing is the space between the baseline and the top of the
next line of text, also called leading. The lower the number the
more the lines will come together. The higher the number the more
they will separate.
The Paragraph Space (❡ Spacing) is the space between your