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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.
Right alignment can be very effective when used sparingly and sparingly is the operative word here. I think it can work very well when applied to captions or straplines, subheads, sometimes headlines. But you wouldn't want to use it for continuous reading text because the stop point of each line is going to vary, and your reader's eye is going to have to pick out where each line stops, and they wouldn't want to do that for too many lines. It's going to very taxing on them and very detrimental to the readability of the text.
But for just a few lines of copy, I think it can create a nice tension on your page, especially as here where the straight edge, the flushed edge, is towards the spine. I think it works well here. But if I were to switch the order of these pages, I think we'll see that it doesn't work very well. So, I'm going to come to my Pages panel, and I'm going to select page 2 and drag that to the right of page 3 to switch the order. So, we have right alignment, but on a right-hand page I don't think that's working very well because it's creating a very uncomfortable amount of white space, a very awkward shape between the text, the start lines, and the spine in the center.
So, use right alignment by all means, but use it sparingly.
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