In this video, explore the considerations involved in choosing a typeface for the body text of the book.
- [Narrator] Okay. We've placed our text, … we've cleaned up our text. … Let's now take a step back … and consider the typeface that … we want to use for our body text. … I should also mention that, … in doing these tasks one by one, … I inevitably give you the impression … that it's a very linear process; … we finish one step, we move on to the next, … we finish that, we move on to the next. … They're building blocks that stack up on top of each other. … And while that's true to some extent, … in reality we are moving back and forth … between these tasks. … It's never quite as linear … or as straightforward as it may appear. … Now, in making our typeface choice, … we need to consider the following things: … What do we want of our typeface? … And I want a typeface that offers me open type features … like small caps and old-style figures, … swash characters, possibly ornaments. … Maybe I want a typeface that comes … in a range of different weights, … bold and semi-bold as well as regular. …
- Setting up an InDesign workspace
- Adjusting the page size and margins
- Placing text
- Applying text styles
- Automating formatting
- Adding footnotes and headers
- Placing images
- Fixing text details
- Creating the front matter
- Creating the cover
- Exporting the final book
Skill Level Intermediate
InDesign CC: Designing a Magazine Layoutwith Nigel French1h 51m Intermediate
EPUB Accessibility Using InDesignwith Laura Brady2h 41m Intermediate
1. Getting Started
2. Document Setup and Strategy
3. Placing Text
4. Styling the Text
5. Working with Images
6. Finessing Text Composition
7. Creating the Front Matter
8. Creating the Cover
9. Preparing for Print
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