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Bigkahunaranch

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05-27-2014 12:50 AM

Topic tags/keywords: word font

I found a text in WORD, its called “Lucida Handwritting”.

This is a sample of the font.

I would like to use it for scroll saw work, but I need it altered slightly.

I would like to increase the thickness of each letter while still maintaining the same overall size.
And I would like to compress the letters slightly.

I looked all over on WORD, but can not figure out how.

Any suggestions ??

Thanks
Dave

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Paul Stoops

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#1 posted 05-27-2014 01:01 AM

Hi Dave,

I use Word 2003, but I think other versions are similar. Try this:

1. Go to Format
2. Choose Font
Window opens up with several choices for altering the font, also you can adjust the Character Spacing

Hope this heips

-- Paul, Auburn, WA

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#2 posted 05-27-2014 01:03 AM

A simple way would be to bold the text, as in below

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SuperCubber

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#3 posted 05-27-2014 02:14 AM

Aside from using the bold option, as Paul recommended, there isn’t another way to do it in Word. However, it can be done in Photoshop. I’d be happy to do it for you, if you’d like.

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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thetinman

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#4 posted 05-27-2014 02:27 AM

Go into word art. It has the same script you are looking for. Pick your font, size, bold, etc. and type. There will be a box around it. You can stretch or shrink the box and the text will go with it producing wider letters of the same height. Sorry I’ve just done it but I can’t seem to get it to paste into this box from Word.

If you do not have word art on your toolbar: Insert-Picture-WordArt

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Mustang67

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#5 posted 05-27-2014 03:08 AM

You can bold it as kdc68 suggests. Under the format tab, there is a font option, where you can choose spaicing. Choose condensed, and the next box to the left has a “by:” option. The more points you choose, the tighter the spacing will be.

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Bigkahunaranch

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#6 posted 05-27-2014 03:17 AM

Thanks folks,
I did manage to get the spacing between the letters narrower.
But I still cant get the letters fatter.
I tried wordart, and can stretch and shrink the boxes, but it has no effect on the letter sizes.

I will keep playing with it.

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SuperCubber

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#7 posted 05-27-2014 03:29 AM

How’s this?

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SuperCubber

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#8 posted 05-27-2014 03:31 AM

Or this?

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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SuperCubber

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#9 posted 05-27-2014 03:31 AM

Need it even thicker? Just ask.

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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Bigkahunaranch

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#10 posted 05-27-2014 02:31 PM

Thanks to all-
And SuperCubber, thank you very much, that is perfect.

Dave

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SuperCubber

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#11 posted 05-27-2014 10:05 PM

No sweat, Dave. Glad I could help!

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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