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{{#invoke:redirect hatnote|redirect}} {{#invoke:Hatnote|hatnote}} {{#invoke:redirect hatnote|redirect}} In typography, leading {{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}} refers to the distance between the baselines of successive lines of type. The term originated in the days of hand-typesetting, when thin strips of lead were inserted into the forms to increase the vertical distance between lines of type. The term is still used in modern page layout software such as QuarkXPress and Adobe InDesign.

In consumer-oriented word processing software, this concept is usually referred to as "line spacing" or "interline spacing."


Leading sections
Intro   Origins    Practices    Issues    Examples    On the World Wide Web    Feathering   See also   References   

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