Friday, July 7, 2017

ASCII Art in Google Docs - Font Character Spacing Determined by Font / Typeface.

There's seemingly no option to adjust individual character spacing in google docs.

You can adjust the spacing which occurs when you start a new line, but not of letters or font characters.

Simply: the solution is to change fonts. The font spacing is seemingly controlled through this.

I was attempting to ASCII art and found it askew, however I pasted it into word and it immediately looked perfect in Courier New font -- I then pasted the text into google, highlighted it and matched the font, and, done!

I recommend that you ensure you're copying a blank line above and below the ASCII so you're sure you've got all the pieces!

Oh, and make sure that the lines of your ASCII art fit on a single line, in the google doc. If it starts a line where it shouldn't, it'll ruin the art.. adjust page margins and font size to hit this - and ensure you're on single spacing in the formatting menu-option :-)



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