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

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Chapter 16. Everything in Its Right Place: Using Grids

THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF GRIDS USED IN PAGE LAYOUT: column grids and base-line grids. Column grids determine the way the page is divided vertically. Baseline grids determine how the page is divided horizontally. It is common to use both types of grids together.

Grids define where the different elements of your document are placed on the page. Essentially they are visual aids to help you quickly and consistently arrange text and graphics on a page. They come in all shapes and sizes, and there are different strategies for using them. Beneath just about every well-designed document is a grid of some sort. Novels use a simple one-column grid, but even this has to be carefully considered, because ...

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