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InDesign CS2 Professional Typography

with Nigel French

Video: Welcome

Covers the basics of character and paragraph formatting, paragraph and character styles, nested styles, and baseline grids.
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  1. 28s
    1. Welcome
  2. 22m 57s
    1. Where to find stuff
      5m 31s
    2. Typography workspace
      3m 6s
    3. Viewing your page
      4m 24s
    4. View options
      7m 7s
    5. Working around missing fonts
      2m 49s
  3. 16m 20s
    1. Flowing text
      8m 55s
    2. Threading text frames
      3m 3s
    3. Using placeholder text
      4m 22s
  4. 22m 45s
    1. Choosing fonts and sizing type
      11m 58s
    2. Character formatting options
      8m 31s
    3. Scaling type
      2m 16s
  5. 15m 5s
    1. What is leading?
      5m 2s
    2. Leading in action
      10m 3s
  6. 21m 48s
    1. Kerning and other optical illusions
      9m 25s
    2. Tracking
      8m 52s
    3. Kerning preferences
      3m 31s
  7. 35m 24s
    1. Special characters and typographers' quotes
      8m 30s
    2. Spaces galore! Ens, ems and more
      2m 55s
    3. En and em dashes
      3m 34s
    4. Using the Glyphs Palette
      2m 7s
    5. Beautiful fractions
      3m 33s
    6. Hanging punctuation
      1m 48s
    7. Using small caps
      2m 22s
    8. How and when to use italics
      1m 29s
    9. InDesign measurement units
      3m 17s
    10. Ellipses
      2m 54s
    11. Superscript/Subscript
      1m 23s
    12. Baseline shift
      1m 32s
  8. 12m 20s
    1. Where are OpenType fonts?
      12m 20s
  9. 11m 17s
    1. Resist the temptation to center
      3m 44s
    2. Pros and cons of justified text
      5m 5s
    3. Balancing ragged lines
      1m 17s
    4. Optical margin alignment
      1m 11s
  10. 7m 2s
    1. First line indents
      2m 41s
    2. Space before and after paragraphs
      1m 59s
    3. Indent alternatives
      2m 22s
  11. 16m 29s
    1. The purpose of initial caps
      9m 26s
    2. Tricks with drop caps
      3m 40s
    3. Optical alignment of drop caps
      1m 29s
    4. Tricky drop caps
      1m 54s
  12. 8m 18s
    1. Hyphenation settings
      6m 8s
    2. Multilingual documents
    3. Discretionary and non-breaking hyphens
      1m 18s
  13. 5m 46s
    1. Dot, dot, dot... using tab leaders
      2m 22s
    2. Aligning numbered lists with tabs
      3m 24s
  14. 10m 0s
    1. Creating a table from scratch
      5m 48s
    2. Importing tables from Word and Excel
      4m 12s
  15. 34m 9s
    1. Paragraph and character styles
      5m 19s
    2. Paragraph style options
      2m 44s
    3. Editing styles
      3m 24s
    4. Based on
      2m 54s
    5. Importing styles from Word
      2m 29s
    6. Working with manual overrides
      1m 42s
    7. Copying styles between documents
      2m 44s
    8. Using Quick Apply
      5m 31s
    9. Paragraph rules
      7m 22s
  16. 24m 46s
    1. Automating first paragraphs
      3m 12s
    2. Nested styles in action
      9m 8s
    3. Object styles
      2m 59s
    4. Anchored objects
      2m 55s
    5. More nested style tricks
      6m 32s
  17. 15m 2s
    1. Applying text wraps
      4m 17s
    2. Wraparound transparency
      3m 47s
    3. Text wrap overrides
      1m 53s
    4. Silly text wrap tricks
      5m 5s
  18. 23m 23s
    1. Type on a path
      5m 19s
    2. Type on a circle
      6m 40s
    3. Stroked type
      3m 17s
    4. Transparency effects
      5m 32s
    5. Type masks
      2m 35s
  19. 18m 23s
    1. Setting margins
      5m 31s
    2. Column grid strategies
      2m 47s
    3. Using fixed column width
      3m 21s
    4. Vertical justification
      2m 54s
    5. First baseline options
      3m 50s
  20. 9m 27s
    1. Working with baseline grids
      6m 19s
    2. Text frames with different grids
      3m 8s
  21. 6m 31s
    1. Copy fitting
      6m 31s
  22. 14m 54s
    1. Find/change tips
      4m 0s
    2. Wild card characters
      4m 15s
    3. Formatting attributes
      3m 47s
    4. Cleaning up email text
      2m 52s
  23. 1h 2m
    1. Setup
      7m 7s
    2. Text flow
      12m 41s
    3. Pictures
      12m 42s
    4. Tables
      5m 24s
    5. Inline
      4m 48s
    6. Captions
      3m 31s
    7. Headline
      6m 16s
    8. Fine tuning
      9m 35s
  24. 13s
    1. Goodbye

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InDesign CS2 Professional Typography
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InDesign CS2 is the world's most sophisticated page layout program, offering a degree of typographic complexity and precision that graphic designers could until now only dream of. InDesign CS2 Professional Typography guides you through the program's type features, beginning with the basics of character and paragraph formatting, then progressing to the advanced features, such as paragraph and character styles, nested styles, and baseline grids. In addition, Nigel French emphasizes timeless typographic principles throughout the training, using real-world design scenarios and examples. Exercise files accompany the training videos, allowing you to follow along and learn at your own pace.

Topics include:
  • Using a baseline grid Leading, kerning, and tracking How to get great justified type Preventing widows and orphans Hyphenation Indents and spacing En and em dashes Ligatures How to format dates and times Initial and drop caps Tabs and tables Paragraph and character styles Nested styles


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