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Spacing

Spacing

Author: Nancy Esslinger
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In this lesson you will learn about letter and line spacing and how it is used to make type more readable.

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Terms to Know
Kerning

The spacing between letter pairs in a headline, often adjusted to make the white space visually even.

Leading

Pronounced "ledding", another term for linespacing, refers to the non-digital printing technique of using strips of lead to create the space between lines.

Letterspacing

The spacing between letter pairs.

Linespacing

The space between lines of type, usually measured in points. In computer program settings, the number used is the amount of linespacing added to the size of the type.

Paragraph

More than one line of type.

Tracking

The spacing over a range of letters and words in body copy, often adjusted for fit or style.