Scanahand – FAQ
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Frequently Asked Questions
You can use Scanahand to generate a font based on your own handwriting within a matter of minutes. FontCreator allows you to create and edit fonts with vector tools, so it's more sophisticated and has more features like auto complete composites, OpenType layout features (kerning, ligatures, etc), validation, but takes more time.
There are several options:
- Place a paper with horizontal lines below your empty template. The guidelines should shine through the paper.
- With a pencil and a ruler, draw a very light line through the baseline guidelines. Then when you've drawn all characters, erase the line.
- Save the scanned template onto your hard disk. Open it in your paint software, and move the floating characters up or down. Then load it back into Scanahand.
- Another approach is to enable the colored guide line that represents the baseline through the Template page on the Options dialog.
Either try another pen, or use coated paper.