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Fixing Font Clipping in Microsoft Word

Posted on 24th October 2016
Microsoft Word can sometimes present issues with Glyphs being clipped or cut off in the software, especially when using fancy glyphs . In this tutorial we present a simple solution to this problem.

1. In this screenshot we see the font Lovely Melissa is cut off in Microsoft Word both on the top and bottom of the font.

font cut off in microsoft word
2. The bottom edge clipping can be amended by adjusting the Line Height in the paragraphs section. Some fonts will need a higher figure than others.

font clipped in microsoft word
3. The top edge of the font is still being cropped, to amend this, open the line height drop down and go to 'Line spacing options' and adjust the 'Spacing Before' to a higher figure. You need to press 'Ok' to see the changes take place. If your glyph is still clipping on the bottom, you can fix this here also by adjusting 'spacing after' to a higher figure.

font cropped in microsoft word
4. The font will now have the glyph fully visible without any clipping, cropping or cutting.

fixed font clipping

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