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Explore the numerous type options, type-related features, and type-specific preferences of Adobe InDesign. Using practical, real-world examples, instructor and designer Nigel French dissects the anatomy of a typeface and defines the vocabulary of typography. The course moves from the micro to the macro level, addressing issues such as choosing page size, determining the size of margins, adjusting number columns, and achieving a clean look with baseline grids. This course takes you from laying out a page to delving into the hows and whys of typography.
In this movie, we're going to look at two less frequently used alignment options, Align to and Away from spine. And these options are these two, Align towards the spine, and this is Align away from the spine, and here we see an example of both. Align away from the spine I find very useful when setting up folios, page information, where you want those folios either into the spine or as I have them here, aligned away from the spine. So these alignment options only work when you're working with a facing pages document.
I'll delete the one on the right-hand side, and then I'll put my cursor in the one on the left-hand side, and we can see that its alignment is set to align away from spine. Notice that on the left- hand page, it's left aligned. So now, when I drag it over to the right-hand page, it automatically becomes right aligned. What it doesn't do is it doesn't flip the position of the number. That's something that I would need to get in there and just do that manually. And I have got my drag and drop text editing turned on, so I can just do that, and then Command+Shift+M to put that em space back in front of the page number.
So, that is an example of Align away from spine and its converse of course is Align towards the spine, which means that on a left-hand page you have your text right aligned, and on a right-hand page, you have your text left aligned. So, both of these pieces of text are aligned towards the spine. This is only going to work for short verse of text like captions, but if I now move this caption over to the right- hand page, you will see that its alignment flips, and now becomes left aligned.
So that's what those two alignment options are about, Align away from spine and Align towards spine.
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