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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.
We have spoken of first-line indents, of the left-indents, and of right-indents that leaves us with one more, and that is the last-line indent. Now this is a seldom used indent, but every once in a while, it can be very useful and here we have an example of the last-line indent, you'll see here the prices on this menu are outdented beyond the right-hand edge of the text itself. So how is this achieved? Well, it is the mirror image off the hanging indent that we saw earlier on that causes this kind of thing to happen on the left-hand side.
So if I select this paragraph, we can see that it is right-indented by 24 points and then the last-line indent is negative that amount. So whatever you make the right-indent, you make the last-line indent minus the amount, and it will make the last line of the text, in this case, the price stickout beyond the rest of the paragraph. So let me just remove that. I will need to remove this one first, and then that, and then we can see how this is going to be affected 24 points to indent everything that amount on the right-hand side and then -24 points for last-line indent, and of course, that is best incorporated into a Paragraph Style definition right there.
So there we have the last-line indent.
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