Aligning to a baseline grid


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Aligning to a baseline grid

There is a debate among designers as to how important it is to align your baselines across columns or even across pages. For example, on this spread, if I zoom in on here, you can see that these baselines don't align. This one is lower, then higher, then lower again. We can see that really clearly if we drag this ruler guide over one of these baselines. Now you can see that it's totally off. There are a number of ways to fix this, but one of the most common is to force your paragraphs to snap to an underlying baseline grid.

Now every document has a baseline grid automatically and you can see it by going to the View menu, choosing Grids & Guides, and then choosing Baseline Grid. In this document, we can see that the grid is gray. You see those gray lines showing up behind the text? You can customize that grid by going to the Preferences dialog box. On the Mac, you go to the InDesign menu, on Windows it's under the Edit menu, and you choose Preferences > Grids. This docume...

Aligning to a baseline grid
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Aligning to a baseline grid provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS5 Essential Training

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