Fine-tuning justified text


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Fine-tuning justified text

Someone somewhere decided that text will look good when it aligned on both the left and the right sides of a column, called justified text. We saw various options for creating justified text earlier in this chapter. Now, it's time to get into the nitty -gritty of controlling how InDesign justifies your text. This text down here is all justified. The way that programs like QuarkXPress and Microsoft Word justify text is by fitting as much text as they can on a single line, using hyphenation if they need to. And then when they get to the next line, they forget about the previous line.

But that's not what InDesign does. InDesign is constantly looking at all the lines in the paragraph trying to manipulate all of its justification settings and hyphenation settings until you get as even color as possible throughout the whole paragraph. You know what I mean by color? I am not talking about blue text or red text. I am talking about typographic color. That color that you see if you really squi...

Fine-tuning justified text
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Fine-tuning justified text provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS5 Essential Training

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