Knowledge Base

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TypeStyler Compatibility

There is a version of TypeStyler available to fit just about any Mac user from the latest Yosemite back to Mac OS 9.

TypeStyler 11 (v11.6) direct from Strider Software runs on Mac OS 10.6.8 though Mac OS 10.14.x (Mojave).

TypeStyler 11 (v11.4) available from the Mac App Store runs on Mac OS 10.6.6 though Mac OS 10.10.x.

TypeStyler 10 available direct from Strider Software runs on PowerPC Macs running Mac OS 10.4.11 though Mac OS 10.5.8 and Intel Macs running Mac OS 10.4.11 through Mac OS 10.7.x.

TypeStyler 3> available direct from Strider Software runs on PowerPC Macs OS 9 and Mac OS 10.4.11 with the Classic environment.

Controlling the kerning between individual pairs of letters, as opposed the word as a whole

Kerning is done a little differently from previous versions of TypeStyler. We used to use the kerning pair information. However, now that you can mix typefaces within a text object, that information is no longer relevant. Both Kerning and line spacing are done in the Typesetting floater, which you get from the TypeStyler Tool Bar.

In this case, you need to be in edit mode. To do this select your text object and then Command - T to enter edit mode. Highlight the letter the you want the kerning to follow then use the Letter Spacing slider under the Character tab in the Typesetting floater. For example, if you had the word "Type" and wanted to kern between the T and the y highlight the T and then use the Letter Spacing slider. To adjust the Line Spacing open the Typesetting floater and then select the multi-line. With the object selected click on the Layout tab. You can then use the line spacing slider to adjust.

Getting a transparent background in a project exported from TypeStyler

Depending on where you are taking the exported work from TypeStyler, either exporting as a .psd (Photoshop) or as a .png will give you the transparent background that you are looking for. If you're doing pure vector graphics, then exporting as Illustrator would be your best bet.

Using Illustrator vector files in TypeStyler

TypeStyler provides the ability to import Illustrator files. In order for TypeStyler to recognize the vector paths, you'll need to save them as a Legacy Illustrator (or Illustrator Legacy) file. Depending on which version of the Adobe Creative Suite that you're using, you'll choose either "Save As" or "Export as Illustrator Legacy".