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Font format

The font format includes the following components:

Font (or typeface)

A font (or a typeface) is a set of glyphs that share common design features, such as the width of the thick and thin strokes that compose the characters and the presence or absence of serifs.

Below are the examples of different typefaces:

Typefaces

Size

Font sizes are specified in points (1 pt = 1/72 inch):

Font sizes

Font sizes can include half a point. For example: 8.5, or 12.5

Font color

Document text can be displayed in various colors:

Font colors

The default color for text is Auto, which shows as black in most cases. But the Auto color might show as a different color depending on the Display properties of Windows and the current color scheme of Atlantis.

Highlight

Highlight adds a background color to a text fragment:

Highlight text

Underline style & color

Atlantis can display lines of various shapes, thickness, and color below the text:

Underline

When the Auto underline color is selected, the actual color of the underline matches the font color of the text. For example, if the text is formatted with the blue font color, the underline will be blue, too.

Bold

Formatting text in bold makes it darker than the surrounding text:

Bold

Italic

Italic texts normally slant slightly to the right:

Italic

Strikeout

When a character is formatted with "strikeout", Atlantis draws a horizontal line through this character:

Strikeout

Double strikeout

Same as "strikeout" but a double line is drawn:

Double strikeout

Superscript

Characters formatted with "superscript", display as an upper index of mathematical formulas:

Superscript

Subscript

Characters formatted with "subscript", display as a lower index of mathematical or chemical formulas:

Subscript

Small caps

A lowercase letter formatted with "small caps", displays as a capital letter of a reduced size:

Small caps

Small caps formatting does not affect numbers, punctuation, nonalphabetic characters, or uppercase letters.

All caps

A letter formatted with "all caps", always displays in uppercase.

Shadow

Adds a shadow to a character:

Font shadow

Outline

When a character is formatted with "outline", Atlantis displays the inner and outer borders of this character:

Outlined font

Emboss

When a character is formatted with "emboss", Atlantis displays it as if it is raised off the page in relief:

Embossed font

Engrave

When a character is formatted with "engrave", Atlantis displays it as if it is imprinted or pressed into the page:

Engraved font

Scale

Stretches or compresses text horizontally:

Font scale

Spacing

Decreases or increases intercharacter spacing:

Character spacing

Location

Displays text with a vertical offset:

Vertical location

Kerning

Some fonts contain information about pairs of characters which could be placed more tightly or spaced more evenly within a paragraph line to produce more even and natural appearance of text.

A minimal font size of characters to apply kerning to is specified. As a rule, kerning is used for larger font sizes.

Kerning