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Copyfitting is the process of deciding which typeface, point size, leading (line spacing), and line length are necessary to fit a certain amount of text into a given space. With careful planning, these choices need only be made once, at the beginning of a job.

It is important to understand how each of these choices affects readability. In general, text becomes less readable as the

If you find yourself forced to use 6-point Helvetica Ultra Compressed with 6-point line spacing in a 45-pica line, it is time to start editing!

If you are using an Adobe multiple master typeface, you'll find the job of copyfitting much easier. For more information, look under the Multiple Master classification in the Classifications view.

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