How to disable kerning in Microsoft word for individual words or sections of a document?
Posted on 2008-11-10
Here is what I am trying to do (so you understand the context of my question): I am creating a program that will scan "printer ready files" for various printer languages. The program will replace various "tag" fields in the files to produce the final printed document. So, it is a sort of "template merge" program.
My problem is, Word is over-agressively adding extra kerning to the text so I have to remove the PostScript XSHOW commands that Word is adding unnessarily. Otherwise, when I replace the "tag" in the data with my actual text, it will look awful because the wrong kerning data is included with the PostScript. The text looks fine without the extra kerning/XSHOW because the default kerning setup for the font looks good.
I tried selecting a block of text and going to the Font attibutes: Kerning was DISABLED. I tried enabling this, and setting it to kern for only larger fonts then I use. This made no difference, Word still wrote the kerning information.
I am working with ASCII85 PostScript to make this easy to identify the various codes.
So here is the specific question: How can I get Word to NOT add the kerning information for individual words or sections of a document?