Inch mark moves a space away in dimension with fractions

 Applies To 
 Environment: N\A
 Area: Text
 Subarea: Fonts
 Original Author:Bentley Technical Support Group


Text Spacing with fractions:

If a dimension has a fraction where both numbers of the fraction are two digits, the inch marks move a spaceaway from the fraction. Example: 11/16" looks like 11/16 ". It looks
like if the top number is a single digit and the bottom number is a double digit, there is still an extra space but not as big. Is there any way to fix these spaces?


  1. This is due to the way the character was created in the font. To change the spacing of the font so that there is less space between the fraction and the next character you will need to modify the characters and change the size of the block that determines the with of the character. Here is what you will need to do.
  2. Export the font using the "". This will then create a cell library containing all of the characters of that font.
  3. Open the cell library in MicroStation . File > Open
  4. Next Go to File > Models. You will then see all of the characters listed as models. Each is a different cell that contains the characters.
  5. Make the block that is around each character smaller. You can see that now it extends beyond the character. This is causing the spacing.
  6. Once modified, you will need to import then back into the resource file.
  7. Go to Utilities > Install fonts.
  8. Open up the source file. (cell library) and then open up the destination file (font resource).
  9. In the destination file (font resource) you will need to remove the existing font FWP first.
  10. Now copy over the new font from the source side to the destination side.
  11. Close out MicroStation and restart.
  12. Place a new fraction in the file to see the new spacing.