Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Auto-leading and inline graphics, part of InDesign Typography Part 1.
- [Voiceover] In the previous movie…I was talking about auto-leading,…and I suggested that you should never use it.…I'm now going to contradict myself,…because there is one occasion…when using auto-leading is actually a very good idea,…and that is when you're working with inline graphics.…By inline graphics, I mean…pictures that have been cut and pasted…or dragged into the text flow,…so that if you select a text frame,…and you move the text frame, the images move with it.…
If you edit the text,…the pictures will move along with the text.…So that's the way it's set up…in the column on the left.…In the column on the right,…it looks more or less the same,…but this is just achieved…by adding a text wrap to the images.…It's a very fragile set up, and very easily disturbed.…All I need to do is move the text frame slightly…and the whole thing comes collapsing down…like a house of cards.…So how do we create this inline graphic situation?…Well what I'm going to do is…using the example on the right,…shift click on both of the images,…
- Creating a typographic workspace
- Understanding the anatomy and terminology of type
- Choosing typefaces
- Sizing and scaling type
- Formatting characters
- Adjusting leading (aka line spacing)
- Tracking and kerning
- Using the Glyphs panel
- Adding special characters: dashes, quotes, ellipses, and more
- Using OpenType features like ligatures and fractions
Skill Level Intermediate
Layout and Composition with InDesignwith Nigel French1h 27m Appropriate for all
1. Choosing and Combining Typefaces
2. Character Formatting
3. Leading (Line Spacing)
4. Letter Spacing, Tracking, and Kerning
5. Small and Important Details
6. OpenType features
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