Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Hyphenation, part of InDesign Typography Part 2.
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- [Voiceover] Hyphenation is an example…of the compromises that are sometimes…necessary for good typography.…By allowing words at the ends of lines to be broken,…hyphenation minimizes the amount…of leftover space on a line.…As long as the hyphenation breaks make sense,…and are infrequent, hyphenation is preferable…to bad word spacing or uneven ranks.…We're used to reading hyphenated text,…we do it without thinking.…Good hyphenation can be labor intensive.…
Appropriate hyphenation settings address most issues,…but InDesign can't read your mind.…There will be times when you need to intervene…to make sure words break the way you want.…Moving to the second page in the document,…so here I have three paragraphs of the exact same text,…without hyphens, with default hyphenation settings,…and with custom hyphenation settings.…I'm going to press w to show my guides…and when I do so, we see a lot of yellow highlighting,…this is the consequence of a composition preference,…h and j violations, so this is highlighting…where the bad spacing is and we see that,…
To get the most from this course, make sure to watch InDesign Typography Part 1.
- Text flow and text threading
- Placeholders and text frames
- Type alignment
- Indents, insets, and spacing
- Bullet and numbered lists
- Text wrap
- Formatting with styles
- Hyphenation and line breaks
- Combining typefaces
- White space and grids
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Text Flow
3. Indents, Insets, and Spacing
4. Typical Formatting Scenarios
5. Global Formatting with Styles
6. Controlling Text
7. Design Considerations
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