Topic: Letter height in illustrator CS2

hi all

Is there any way to specify the height of a letter in illustrator. I need some text and the letters need to be 3inches in height. When I type 3 inch into the fontsize toolbar thing then the letter L goes to 216pt which isn't actually 3 inches. Is there someone thing obvious I am missing or is it best to draw a 3 inch high rectangle and fit my letter in there?

Thanks

Richard

Re: Letter height in illustrator CS2

It would appear that illustrator was working correctly and I was indeed being stupid. I only tried this will an uppercase L and when I measured that I forgot to take into account that some letters like g have the tail (not sure of the technical language sorry). I assume that from the bottom of a tail to the top of an uppercase L would indeed be 3inches