Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding hanging punctuation with Optical Margin Alignment, part of InDesign Insider Training: Beyond the Essentials.
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Once upon a time, there was a standard type setting practice that every…professional designer knew about, called Hanging Punctuation.…And that let you hang punctuation, like quote mark and hyphens, slightly outside the…margin, and that could give you a little bit more visually pleasing edge on the left…and right side of a column of text.…For example, I have my Roux article file open from the exercise folder, and I'm…going to zoom in on this column of text at the top.…Now the most obvious punctuation on this page is this opening quote.…We can see that we have a two character drop cap applied to this paragraph, and…that punctuation, that open quote, is pushing the B way inside the text frame.…
Similarly, down here in the lower left corner of the text frame, we have a…quotation mark, which is pushing the word powerful in from the left edge of the text frame.…That's give a visual divot, a little bump on the left side.…It would be more pleasing to my eye if that letter P were pushed up against the…
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- Adding alternate layouts
- Exporting and importing page snippets
- Tracking text changes
- Choosing other languages
- Aligning to a baseline grid
- Applying styles automatically with nested and line styles
- Embedding links
- Turning image layers on and off
- Using the Pathfinder and compound paths
- Power scaling and spacing
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