Kerning in Pages

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  1. macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2012
    Is it possible in Pages 9 to kern only 2 letters within a word, and not the whole word? For example, the word "Names" . I want to kern the "a" closer to the N, but I don't want the whole word kerned. This is possible in QuarkXPress, but that is so expensive. Thanks
  2. macrumors 65816

    Aug 14, 2009
    You cannot adjust kerning in Pages. the best you can do is Font ->Tracking on text.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2012
    I was afraid of that . . .

    Can you recommend a non-expensive (i.e., way less than Quark) page layout program that permits individual character kerning? I'm very picky when it comes to type. I don't need pre-press or color separation capabilities.

    Thank you -
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 9, 2007
    Covington/Lake Morton, WA, USA
    Select the two letters & adjust the character spacing in the text inspector.
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2012
    Unfortunately that doesn't work.

    It kerns the whole word, even though only 2 characters are highlighted.
  6. Mal
    macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    Not when I do it (I do this on a regular basis). You actually shouldn't select both, either. Only select the first one (as it adjusts the spacing between that letter and the next one). If you select both letters, it'll adjust the spacing after both letters, which isn't what you want it to do.

  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2012
    Thank you! That works.

    Yes, I was selecting 2 characters. Thank you so much!

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