How to make columns of an ESA generated font THINNER?

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1 month 2 weeks ago #1995 by Pascale R.
I have a customer who would like to use the College ESA font. However, in the size she wants (which really isn't very big - 108mm wide x 30mm tall), the column widths are > 7mm wide and it's too 'fat'.



How does one go about narrowing the column width besides redigitizing and eye-balling a narrower width? I'd like to avoid the 'eye-balling' part.

Could this be a topic for a future Wilcom Blog article or video?

Thanks!
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1 month 2 weeks ago #1996 by Pascale R.
Ok, I'm getting closer to a solution by using the Outlines & Offset tool with a negative offset, but I'm missing something at the end:

1. Select text object
2. Convert to vector object
3. Select vector object, use negative offset to create vector

From here, I get lost.

Auto-digitizing didn't do so well (all one stitch angle) - see pink text

For the O, I finally got it to look nice, but it was a convoluted way to achieve the look (and doesn't work for serifs that require separate sections). I selected the vector object (step 2 above). clicked on complex turning offsets, selected the new object and added new angles. (see turquoise text)



I could digitize manually, but is there something I'm overlooking that would make this task easier? Am I using the automated tools incorrectly?
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1 month 2 weeks ago #1997 by Pascale R.
Problem temporarily solved by using Athletica esa font

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1 month 2 weeks ago #2000 by brenden
Another option is to negative Column Width value. So go to your Pull Compensation tab, check on 'Adjust Column Width' and set a negative value.

The negative (excuse the pun) here is that it can cause some gaps, as the adjust column width adjusts all columns in the object, and not just the object boundary.

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1 month 2 weeks ago #2009 by Pascale R.

brenden wrote: Another option is to negative Column Width value. So go to your Pull Compensation tab, check on 'Adjust Column Width' and set a negative value.

The negative (excuse the pun) here is that it can cause some gaps, as the adjust column width adjusts all columns in the object, and not just the object boundary.


Good idea ... it worked well for this example. Editing the nodes to remove the gaps was pretty easy! Thanks

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