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Inkscape by Bethany Hiitola

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Time for action — kerning text

Here's how to kern text that already exists on your canvas:

  1. First, double-click some text you have already entered in an open project. This will take you into the Create and Edit Text tool, allowing you to edit the text letter-by-letter.
  2. Using the arrow keys, move the cursor between the two letters you want to add or diminish space between.
    Time for action — kerning text
  3. Then, press the Alt + right arrow key to add space between the letters. Alternatively, press the Alt + left arrow key to lessen the space between those two letters. Keep an eye on the kerning value in the Tool control bar A | A. It is set in pixels and displays fractions of the value ...

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