Selective use of the reflection tool for text can make slide layouts very dynamic. But why does the upper text have a gap and the lower text does not?

There are 3 preset gap options, but both samples here have the same setting (zero gap).

The answer is the line spacing is different. The larger the line spacing the larger the reflection gap – even when set to zero gap option. The top sample has a line spacing of 2.0, which creates a gap:

The lower text is setup with a .95 line spacing (note: 1.0, or single spacing, is the zero point for refections):

– Troy @ TLC