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InDesign Type: Professional Typography with Adobe InDesign CS2

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It's no mystery why InDesign has become the premier page layout program: It offers great tools-not least among them its sophisticated typographic controls. Here to show you how to take advantage of them is the first book devoted solely to that topic. Whether you're a graphics pros migrating from InDesign's long-entrenched competitor QuarkXPress or a hobbyists producing fancy invites and book-length projects, you'll appreciate this guide's finely tuned focus on everything typographic. Realizing that to take full advantage of InDesign's typographic tools, you must understand the principles guiding their use, author Nigel French addresses both the whys and the hows of good typography. Using practical examples, and loads of tips, Nigel provides a comprehensive overview of all of InDesign's type features, including the Paragraph Composer, optical kerning, and its support for OpenType fonts. Starting with character formats and then moving through paragraph formats, styles and effects, and layouts, you'll have gained all the skills they need to produce beautiful type by the end of the volume.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. Introduction
    1. Who Should Read This Book?
  4. I. Character Formats
    1. 1. Getting Started
      1. An InDesign Type Map: Where to Find Stuff
        1. Recommended Type Preferences
        2. The Tools Palette
        3. The Control Palette
      2. Viewing Your Page
        1. Moving Between Pages
      3. Creating a Typography Workspace
      4. Up Next
    2. 2. Going with the Flow
      1. A Blank Sheet: Typing on Your Page
      2. Text Flow
      3. Threading Text Frames
      4. Using Placeholder Text
      5. Pasting Text
      6. Importing Word Text
      7. Up Next
    3. 3. Character Reference
      1. Less is More, Maybe
      2. Type Anatomy
      3. Type Classification
        1. Venetian Oldstyle
        2. Garalde Oldstyle
        3. Script
        4. Transitional
        5. Didone (Modern)
        6. Slab Serif
        7. Sans Serif
        8. Decorative & Display
        9. Blackletter
        10. Monospaced
        11. Ornamentals
        12. Symbol
      4. Character Formatting Options
        1. Font and Font Style
        2. Using Italic Type
        3. Using Bold Type
        4. Small Caps
        5. All Caps
        6. Superscript and Subscript
        7. Underlining
        8. Strikethrough
        9. Baseline Shift
        10. Horizontal and Vertical Scale
      5. Readability
        1. Serif vs. Sans
        2. Other Readability Factors
      6. Up Next
    4. 4. Getting the Lead Out
      1. How Much Is Enough?
      2. (Not) Using Auto Leading
      3. Keep It Consistent, Except. . .
      4. Leading Menu Options and Keyboard Shortcuts
      5. See Also
      6. Up Next
    5. 5. Kern, Baby, Kern
      1. When to Kern
      2. Metrics Kerning
      3. Optical Kerning
      4. Manual Kerning
      5. How Much to Kern
      6. Tracking
      7. When to Track
      8. Controlling Widows and Orphans
      9. Up Next
    6. 6. Sweating the Small Stuff: Special Characters, White Space, and Glyphs
      1. Typographer’s Quotes
      2. Apostrophes
      3. Dashes
      4. Ellipses
      5. End Marks
      6. White Space Characters
        1. Em Space: Cmd+Shift+M (Ctrl+Shift+M)
        2. En Space: Cmd+Shift+N (Ctrl+Shift+N)
        3. Flush Space
        4. Hair Space: Cmd+Option+Shift+I (Ctrl+Alt+Shift+I)
        5. Nonbreaking Space: Cmd+Option+X (Ctrl+Alt+X)
        6. Thin Space: Cmd+Option+Shift+M (Ctrl+Alt+Shift+M)
        7. Figure Space
        8. Punctuation Space
        9. Line Break (aka Soft Return, Forced Line Break) Shift-Return
      7. The Glyphs Palette
        1. Creating and Using a Glyph Set
        2. Creating a Glyph Set
        3. Making a Fraction
        4. Multiplication Sign
        5. The Euro Symbol
      8. Footnotes
      9. Footnote Options
      10. Up Next
    7. 7. OpenType: The New Frontier in Font Technology
      1. Ligatures
      2. Discretionary Ligatures
      3. Ordinals/Raised and Lowered Characters
      4. Swash Characters
      5. Titling Alternates
      6. Small Caps
      7. Fractions
      8. Oldstyle Figures
      9. Contextual Alternates
      10. Opticals
      11. Glyph Positioning
      12. Stylistic Sets
      13. Up Next
  5. II. Paragraph Formats
    1. 8. Aligning Your Type
      1. Centering Type
        1. Guidelines for Centering Type
      2. Clean Shaven or Rugged: Justified vs. Ragged Type
      3. How InDesign Justifies Type
        1. Word Spacing
        2. Letter Spacing
        3. Glyph Scaling
        4. The Adobe Paragraph Composer
        5. Adobe Single-Line Composer
      4. Balancing Ragged Lines
      5. Right-Aligned Type
      6. Optical Margin Alignment
      7. Indent to Here
      8. Vertical Alignment
      9. Up Next
    2. 9. Paragraph Indents and Spacing
      1. First-Line Indents
        1. How Big Should They Be?
        2. How (and How Not) to Add First-Line Indents
        3. Alternatives to the First-Line Indent
        4. Hanging Indents
      2. Space Before and Space After
        1. Proximity
      3. Paragraph Indents
        1. Text Insets
      4. Up Next
    3. 10. First Impressions: Creating Great Opening Paragraphs
      1. Creating a Simple Drop Cap
      2. Drop Cap Aesthetics
        1. Too Much of a Good Thing?
        2. Kerning Drop Caps
          1. Using Optical Margin Alignment
        3. Creating a Contoured Drop Cap
        4. Adding Small Caps
          1. Nesting Small Caps
      3. Tricks with Drop Caps
      4. Coming Unstuck with Drop Caps
      5. Up Next
    4. 11. Don’t Fear the Hyphen
      1. Hyphenation Options
        1. Words with at Least _ Letters
        2. After First and Before Last
        3. Hyphen Limit
        4. Hyphenation Zone
        5. The Hyphenation Slider
        6. Hyphenate Capitalized Words
        7. Hyphenate Last Word
      2. Discretionary Hyphens and Nonbreaking Hyphens
        1. Multilingual Documents
      3. Hyphenation and User Dictionaries
        1. Sharing User Dictionaries
        2. Hyphenation Dos and Don’ts
      4. Up Next
    5. 12. Mastering Tabs and Tables
      1. Setting Tabs
      2. Creating Decimal Tabs
      3. Using Tab Leaders
      4. Reply Forms
      5. Numbered Lists
      6. Right Indent Tab
      7. Working with Tables
      8. Creating a Table
        1. From Scratch
        2. Converting Text to a Table
        3. Importing a Table
        4. Selecting a Table
        5. Breaking Tables Across Frames
        6. Adding Borders, Strokes, and Fills to a Table
      9. Working with Rows and Columns
        1. Inserting and Deleting Rows and Columns
        2. Resizing Rows and Columns
        3. Changing Row Height
        4. Distributing Rows or Columns Evenly
      10. Working with Table Cells
        1. Merging and Splitting Cells
        2. Adding Diagonal Lines to a Cell
        3. Working with Table Cells
      11. Up Next
  6. III. Styles
    1. 13. Stylin’ with Paragraph and Character Styles
      1. Creating Styles
        1. Creating a Style Based on Existing Text
        2. Loading Styles from Another InDesign Document
        3. Creating the Style “Blind”
          1. Basing Styles on Other Styles
      2. Applying Styles
        1. Clearing Overrides
        2. Quick Apply
      3. Editing Styles
      4. Redefining Styles
      5. Creating Default Styles
      6. A Typical Style Sheet
        1. Head1
        2. Head2
        3. Head3
        4. Body
        5. Body No Indent
        6. Body First
        7. Byline
        8. Caption
        9. Intro
        10. Picture Credit
        11. Pull Quote
        12. Sidebar
        13. Sidebar Head
        14. Importing Styles from a Microsoft Word Document
        15. Using the Eyedropper to Create Pseudo Styles
      7. Up Next
    2. 14. Mo’ Style
      1. Paragraph Rules
      2. Sequential Styles
      3. Nested Styles
        1. Run-in Heads
        2. Contents Page
        3. Review Section
      4. Object Styles
      5. Up Next
  7. IV. Page Layout
    1. 15. Setting Up Your Document
      1. Choosing a Page Size
      2. Determining Margins
        1. Relative Size of Margins
      3. Determining Column Width
        1. Determining Gutter Width
        2. Column Height
      4. Changing Columns
      5. Break Characters
      6. Page Numbers
      7. Section Markers
      8. Layers
      9. Up Next
    2. 16. Everything in Its Right Place: Using Grids
      1. Things to Consider
      2. Your Grid Tool Kit
        1. Grid Preferences
      3. Calculating the Height of the Type Area
      4. Align to Grid
      5. First Baseline Options
      6. Snap to Guides
        1. Text Frames with Different Grids
      7. Create Guides
      8. Up Next
    3. 17. Text Wraps: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
      1. Applying Text Wraps
      2. Wrapping Type Around Irregularly Shaped Graphics
      3. Text Wrap Preferences
        1. Inverted Text Wraps
      4. Ignoring Text Wrap
      5. Anchored Objects
      6. Up Next
    4. 18. Type Effects
      1. Gradient Type
      2. Stroked Type
        1. Multiple Strokes
        2. Neon Type
        3. Offset Strokes
      3. Drop Shadows
      4. Custom Type with Create Outlines
        1. Compound Paths
        2. Type Masks
      5. Path Type
        1. Type on a Circle
      6. Vertical (Stacked) Alignment
      7. Transparency Effects
        1. Ghosted Panels
      8. Shaping Text Frames
      9. Sheared Type