InDesign Typography: How to Apply Baseline Shift


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Applying baseline shift

Baseline shift is an often misunderstood and misused feature. Rarely would you want to do anything other than select a single character, and baseline shift it above or below its current position. For example, you'd not want to do this: select a whole line, and then baseline shift it up or below its current position. The reason you wouldn't want to do that is because, while visually you may have shifted the type up, technically its position remains where it ever was, so you're just going to confuse yourself.

If you do need to adjust the spacing between paragraphs, then we have leading, and we also have inter-paragraph spacing: the space before and space after, which we will be dealing with in coming movies. So I'm going to make sure that the baseline shift for this is returned to 0. There is the option for baseline shift. Now, here is how you might want to use baseline shift. I have surrounded the word Baseline, which is in all uppercase, with parentheses. Now, because it'...

Applying baseline shift
Video duration: 4m 8s 9h 7m Intermediate Updated Nov 12, 2014

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Applying baseline shift provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the InDesign Typography (2012)

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Design
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