When working with baseline grids in InDesign, sometimes halving the grid increment can give you more flexibility. Discover how in this video.
As we've seen, the baseline grid increment … takes precedence over your leading value … and also the total amount of spacing … assigned to any paragraph needs … to be a multiple of your baseline grid increment. … And for these reasons, you may find that when you're working … with a larger grid increment … that can be somewhat constraining. … So, an option is to halve your grid increment … and here's why I might want to do that. … I have some bullet paragraphs here … and I would like to include some space … before and after this bullet list. … Now, I really only want a half line of space before … and a half line of space after the whole list. … So I'll come to my paragraph styles. … I have a 'bullet style' already set up. … I'll edit this and then come to indents and spacing … and I'll say space before, six points … and my baseline grid increment is 12 … and space after, six points. … And then we have this extremely useful option … space between paragraphs using the same style. … I want this set to zero so that I don't …
- Why grids matter
- Setting up a modular grid
- Determining margins, page size, and aspect ratio
- Creating a baseline grid
- Creating a cap height grid
- Text wraps and grids
- Object styles and grid
- Using the Gridify feature
- Breaking your grid with images
- Shaping text frames
Skill Level Intermediate
InDesign CC: Designing a Magazine Layoutwith Nigel French1h 51m Intermediate
Graphic Design Foundations: Typographywith Ina Saltz2h 23m Beginner
1. Grids: An Overview
2. Setting Up a Grid
3. Using a Baseline Grid in InDesign
4. Grid-Related InDesign Tools and Features
5. Breaking the Grid
6. Third-Party Grid Tools
Grid Calculator Pro6m 31s
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