I don't mean kerning or leading. I have a display font that I use a lot- but I always stretch it horizontally 105–120% in Quark Xpress to make it more legible. I can do something very similar in PhotoPaint by stretching the text "object" by a percentage, but I don't see how to do this in CorelDraw.
I could import images with the stretched text and "manually" stretch the new text to match it, but if there is a faster way to do this consistently, that would be great.
If you are talking about simple non-proportional scaling, that can be done to Artistic Text using the Scale and Mirror tab of the Transformations docker.
I am not aware of a way to "condense" or "expand" Paragraph Text in CorelDRAW and still have it remain Paragraph Text. A brute force approach might be to convert to Artistic Text or Convert to Curves, and then scale it non-proportionally.
Okay, the Transformations scale is exactly what I was looking for, thank you!Before you answered, I wound up multiplying the width of the text object in inches by 120% and changed the object width to that result.
If you find it convenient to use scaling on text, another way to do that is to add the "Scale" Command to the Property bar that is shown when text is selected.
The standard version of that Property Bar in 2018:
That Property Bar with Scale added to it:
That puts it "at your fingertips" without having to have the Transformations docker visible.
Nice! Thank you yet again!