This movie includes an explanation of shortcuts and preferences applicable to leading.
- [Voiceover] To conclude this chapter on leading…I'd like to talk about leading short cuts…and a couple of preferences that relate to leading.…First of all, let's look at some keyboard shortcuts.…So if I select a paragraph, and I've used this one before,…to increase the leading,…option or alt and the down arrow,…and to decrease the leading,…option or alt and the up arrow.…If I want to move in five times that specified increment,…I will also hold down the command or control key,…so that's option + command + down arrow, up arrow,…or control + alt + down arrow and up arrow.…
When I say increment what I'm referring to…is the increment here…in your units and increments preferences.…Windows users you'll find your preferences…under the edit menu,…and it's the same one that's used…when sizing type with short cuts, size slash leading.…I prefer to make this one point just for some finer control.…So every time I do that I now go up or down…one point at a time.…The second point I want to make is…there is a preference, we've discussed it…
- 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
Layout and Composition with InDesignwith 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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