Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Fractions, part of InDesign: Typography Part 1.
- [Voiceover] Let's see how we can get…good-looking fractions in In Design.…Firstly, let's define the different parts of a fraction.…We have the numerator, the solidus,…which is not the same,…it's a completely different character from the regular slash…and the denominator.…Now, if you have OpenType fonts,…then you have a whole wealth of extra options…and those options have just been made easier to access…in the recent version of In Design.…So, I just want to point out a preference that is available…in Adobe In Design CC 2015.…
So if I come to my preferences and to Advance Type…down at the bottom here,…it's these: Type Contextual Controls.…And, the one's that relevant to us here is this one:…Show for Fractions,…so with that on,…assuming that I'm working with an OpenType font…with an extended character set,…I can select the whole fraction and then just come down here…and choose that and my standard numbers are converted…to a real fraction.…
Alternatively, and if you don't see this option…because you're working with an earlier version…
- 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
Graphic Design Foundations: Typographywith Ina Saltz2h 23m Beginner
InDesign: Layout and Compositionwith 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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