Thanks… I think I see what’s going on…
To fix this in Carbide Create, it almost seems like there would have to be a third metric of “Point size” to set size with, since that would give you a consistent letter size, and then force a different height/width.
I can see that in cases where there’s only one line of text, and a specific bounded box that you’re trying to keep the text inside, that the way it works now is great, but this makes ANY project with two separate text boxes in which you want to use a consistent font size to be extremely difficult to get exact, but I think I found a way…
I went back and looked at the sign I was using as a test:
Line 1: Tall Grass Meadow
Line 2: Loop Trails
I had previously used the first (longer) line, and set the width to 15" to achieve maximum font size, which gave me height of 1.259 with the particular font I used. Trying to set line 2 to height of 1.259 gave me obviously smaller characters.
It seems that the descender “p” in the second line is what is making it measure from the bottom of the p to the top of the tallest letter (T or L) to determine the height, which causes line 2’s font size to scale smaller. I predicted that removing the lower case p, and just making it “Loo Trails” as a test would mean that with no descender in either line, and the tallest characters in each line being the same height, that they would be the same. I first expected that since I had previously set the height, the letters would get bigger and match the first line when I made the change, but what it did instead is to display the NEW height of the line without the descender, which is 1.101.
This was unexpected, but that’s OK - I was able to then set the height to the desired 1.259, verify that it now matched the first line, then add the “p” back in, and it kept the proper text size, and displayed the height of line 2 as 1.440.
I think this might be hard to understand in writing, and it’s more complex than it should be, but it’s a way to get around this problem. I’ll try to make a video demonstrating it, and come back here to post it as an example, because in my searches, I’ve seen other people with the same question / problem.
Thanks for your help… I THINK it makes sense now!!