Learn how to fix the common spacing problems in InDesign.
- [Voiceover] The terms "Widows" and "Orphans"…refer to lines that become dissassociated…from the rest of the paragraph.…Last lines stranded at the top of a page…or first lines stranded at the bottom of a page.…The best way to avoid these problems…if you have the option, is with a subtle rewrite.…But when rewriting isn't possible,…you can adjust the tracking of the type.…Tweak the amount of space between…the words and the characters.…This is typically the responsibility of the designer…but if this task should fall to you…in the late edit stage, here are some tips.…
I'm gonna move through this chapter…by holding down my Option or Alt key…and I'm pressing the page down key,…and we see that…at the top of page 130…we have a widow,…and we have another one at the top…of page 132.…Often the solution to these problems…lies in the text that precedes them,…and in this case, I'm gonna move to…page 127,…where I'm going to adjust…the spacing on this paragraph.…
And I'm choosing this paragraph…because it's relatively long…so the change I'm gonna make…
Author and designer Nigel French explains how to set up an "editorial workspace" that puts the tools you need most at close reach. He then moves on to selecting and editing text in InDesign: changing case, adding special characters, formatting lists, and inserting breaks. He also shows how to use the Story Editor, Notes, and the Track Changes feature, and explains how InDesign documents are constructed, so that you can edit them with more confidence.
- Opening and saving InDesign documents
- Creating an editorial workspace
- Using guides and nonprinting visual aids
- Selecting and editing text
- Changing case
- Accessing special characters
- Working with bulleted and numbered lists
- Checking spelling
- Working with Notes and Track Changes
- Understanding the underlying structure of an InDesign file
- Controlling text breaks
Skill Level Beginner
Creative Spark: Grammar Girl, Changing Writing One Word at a Timewith Mignon Fogarty10m 8s Appropriate for all
1. The InDesign Environment
2. Editing Text
3. Editorial Panels and Features
4. How InDesign Documents Are Constructed
5. Controlling Text Breaks
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