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InDesign Type: Professional Typography with Adobe InDesign, Third Edition

Book Description

Typography is the foundation of graphic design, and the most effective way to be a better designer is to understand type and use it confidently and creatively. This fully updated third edition is a comprehensive guide to creating professional type with Adobe InDesign. It covers micro and macro typography concepts, from understanding the nuance of a single spacing width to efficiently creating long and complex documents. Packed with visual examples, InDesign expert and acclaimed design instructor Nigel French shows not just how to use InDesign’s extensive type features, but why certain approaches are preferable to others, and how to avoid common mistakes. Whether you’re creating a single-page flyer or a thousand-page catalog, whether your documents will be printed or viewed on screen, InDesign Type is an invaluable resource for getting the most out of InDesign’s typographic toolset.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Acknowledgments
  4. Table of Contents
  5. Foreword
  6. Introduction
    1. Who Should Read This Book?
  7. Chapter 1. Getting Started
    1. Choosing Type
    2. Type Anatomy and Classification
    3. An InDesign Type Map: Where to Find the Type Stuff
    4. Viewing Your Page
    5. Creating a Typography Workspace
  8. Chapter 2. Getting Type on Your Page
    1. Creating Text Frames
    2. Text Flow
    3. Threading Text Frames
    4. Using the Story Editor
    5. Cleaning Up Text
  9. Chapter 3. Choosing Type
    1. Text Selection Methods
    2. Character Formatting
    3. Readability
    4. Legibility
    5. Readability for Screen Type
  10. Chapter 4. Leading
    1. Getting the Lead Out
    2. (Not) Using Auto Leading
    3. Keep It Consistent, Except ...
  11. Chapter 5. Letterspacing, Tracking, and Kerning
    1. Letterspacing vs. Tracking
    2. Tracking vs. Kerning
    3. Kerning
  12. Chapter 6. Small (but Important) Details
    1. Typographer’s Quotes
    2. Apostrophes
    3. Punctuation
    4. Dashes
    5. Ellipses
    6. End Marks
    7. Symbols
    8. White Space Characters
    9. The Glyphs Panel
    10. Unicode
    11. Ligatures, Diphthongs, and the Dotless i
    12. Ornaments
    13. Swash Characters
    14. Oldstyle Figures
    15. Contextual Alternates
    16. Titling Alternates
    17. Stylistic Sets
    18. Optical Sizes
  13. Chapter 7. Alignment
    1. Horizontal Alignment
    2. Left Alignment
    3. Justified Alignment (Justified with Last Line Aligned Left)
    4. Centering Type
    5. Right-Aligned Type
    6. Other Justification Options
    7. Combining Left and Right Alignment
    8. Optical Alignment and Hanging Punctuation
    9. Vertical Alignment
  14. Chapter 8. Paragraph Indents and Spacing
    1. First-Line Indents
    2. Hanging Indents
    3. Left and Right Indents
    4. Space Before and Space After
  15. Chapter 9. Breaking (and Not Breaking) Words, Lines, Paragraphs, and Pages
    1. Hyphenation
    2. Hyphenation Options
    3. Discretionary Hyphens and Nonbreaking Hyphens
    4. Hyphenation and User Dictionaries
    5. H&J Violations
    6. The No Break Attribute
    7. Break Characters
    8. Keep Options
  16. Chapter 10. Tables
    1. Table Aesthetics
    2. Creating a Table
    3. Table Selection Methods
    4. Working with Rows and Columns
    5. Working with Table Cells
    6. Other Table Considerations
  17. Chapter 11. Bullet and Number Lists
    1. Working with Lists
    2. Bullet Lists
    3. Numbered Lists
    4. Tabs
  18. Chapter 12. Drop Caps
    1. Creating a Simple Drop Cap
    2. Drop Cap Aesthetics
    3. Difficult Drop Caps
  19. Chapter 13. Combining Typefaces
    1. Things to Avoid
    2. Vive la Différence
    3. It’s a Family Affair
    4. Go for Contrast
    5. From the Same Stable
    6. Historical Accuracy
    7. Combining Characteristics
  20. Chapter 14. Global Formatting with Styles
    1. Defining Our Terms
    2. Why Use Styles?
    3. [Basic Paragraph]
    4. Creating Styles
    5. Applying Styles
    6. Editing Styles
    7. Loading Styles from Another Document
    8. Organizing Styles
    9. A Typical Style Sheet
    10. Character Styles
    11. Creating a Table of Contents
    12. Styles and EPUB Export
    13. Paragraph Rules
    14. Sequential Styles
    15. Nested Styles
    16. Object Styles
    17. Table and Cell Styles
  21. Chapter 15. Combining Type and Image
    1. Working with Text Wraps
    2. Applying Text Wraps
    3. Wrapping Type Around Irregularly Shaped Graphics
    4. Ignoring a Text Wrap
    5. Text Wraps in EPUBs
    6. Simple Type Effects
  22. Chapter 16. Pages, Margins, Columns, and Grids
    1. Setting Up the Document
    2. Digital Magazines and Page Size
    3. Know Your Intent: Setting Up Web and Digital Publishing Documents
    4. Setting Up Columns
    5. Working with Grids
    6. Page Numbers and Running Heads
  23. Appendix. Type Checklist
    1. Keep It Simple
    2. Consider the Spacing
    3. Sweat the Details
    4. Maximize Readability
    5. Think Locally, Format Globally
  24. Index