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InDesign Type: Professional Typography with Adobe InDesign CS2 by Nigel French

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Chapter 2. Going with the Flow

TYPOGRAPHY BEGINS WITH A SINGLE CHARACTER, and putting type on your page is about as fundamental as InDesign skills get. There are several different approaches to placing type on the page and you’ll probably end up using all of them at one time or another. Let’s begin with the most elemental.

A Blank Sheet: Typing on Your Page

Before you type on your page you need a container or text frame to hold your text. The good news is that with InDesign, unlike QuarkXPress, you don’t have to first draw a text frame. Instead, you can create a text frame on the fly with your Type Tool, which really speeds things up. Using your Type Tool, click and drag to define the width and depth of your text frame (or, if you have a text frame ...

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