If you have selected your text and set it to a specific size, the actual cut-out result may not be at the exact same height as expected.

How Text is Measured

Text is measured in the Silhouette Studio program as a point size

While the point sizes listed generally correspond with a specific actual size, the point sizes for fonts are actually just guidelines. Fonts, even those obtained from the same source, may be varied in their actual sizing based on the individual artist who designed the font. While there is a loose standard, there is no rule that all people who create fonts follow with respect the sizing. This is why the measurement box for text is not always necessarily the same measurement as the actual cut size. 

The measuring bounding box is measuring the actual point size (rather than the top of the highest letter to the bottom of the lowest letter).

Cutting Text at Exact Size

To adjust text to an exact height:

  1. Create your text with the Text cursor tool (on left-hand toolbar)
  2. Adjust the 'Text Style' to the desired font
  3. Size the text to the approximate desired size
  4. Right-click on the text and select Weld
  5. Right-click immediately and select Group
  6. Open the Transform panel (on right-hand toolbar)
  7. Go to the Scale tab
  8. Make sure the lock aspect ration icon is in the 'locked' position
  9. Specify your exact desired 'Height' OR 'Width' for your letters, depending on which measurement is more critical

    NOTE: You can only select 'Height' or 'Width'. If you want to specify both measurements, you will need to click on the aspect ratio icon to toggle it off. Results when adjusting both measurements may cause undesired visual results.
  10. Click Apply