The options for the Inline preferences let you specify whether you want to always enter two-byte text directly into a document, or use a text-entry window when the apparent type size is outside a range that you have set. This feature is available only when you are running system software that supports two-byte fonts, and are using two-byte fonts to enter text into a document. This preference does not affect printing.
Using a low zoom level can make it difficult to see text as you type. By using the text-entry window, you can see and edit text in the window, regardless of the current view magnification level.
You must first enable two-byte script in the Type manager.
A character’s apparent size is the size at which it appears on screen, based on the current view magnification level; e.g., 12 point type appears to be 12 points at 100%; at 200%, it appears to be 24 points; at 50%, it appears to be the size of 6 point type.
If you choose the “For text from” option and type text in a document at an apparent point size that is outside the specified range, the text-entry window appears at the bottom of the screen. You can type and edit text directly in the window. To enter the text into the current document, press Enter.
If the apparent size of text changes because you change the view magnification, actual point sizes that are beyond the specified “For text from” range might not cause the text-entry window to open. In this case, you can type the text directly into the document.