Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Body text last paragraphs, part of InDesign: Elements of a Layout.
- [Voiceover] In this step, I'm going…to finesse the body text by controlling…how the last lines of body text paragraphs end.…Firstly, how to signal the end of an article,…and secondly, how to prevent short last lines of paragraphs.…These are two quite different things,…but since they both concern paragraph endings,…I'll address them in the same movie.…To partially automate this process,…I'm going to add a GREP style to the body text.…This will ensure that every time I type…a certain character combination,…the characters will be formatted in a specific way.…
I want my articles to end with a solid square,…preceded by an em space.…Now this solid square is available in the Wingdings font.…So if I come to my Glyphs panel,…and change the font that I'm viewing to Wingdings,…we see it right there.…So armed with that information,…I will go and edit my body text.…Right click on that, and then I'm gonna come to GREP style.…And I'll create a new GREP style.…
And here is where I choose the character style…that I want applied to whatever text string I specify.…
Graphic designer Nigel French shows how to create a magazine layout using a modular approach that improves the ongoing usability of the document template and the appearance of the resulting designs. In this course, Nigel uses a magazine layout to explain the purpose of each layout element and to demonstrate the use of InDesign features. He explores text elements, picture elements, and page elements. He demonstrates how to set up a document and how to format logically with Styles, Layers, and CC Libraries.
- Setting up a template
- Using Paragraph Styles, Character Styles, and Object Styles
- Working with picture treatments
- Establishing hierarchy
- Incorporating white space into a layout
- Using CC Libraries