Navigating tricky drop caps


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Navigating tricky drop caps

Not surprisingly when you take one character and make it significantly larger than the characters that it's next to, this can sometimes create spacing problems. And here are three such problems. Here we have a character collision, or near collision, between the W and the H, in this particular instance, the I is not aligned to the left edge, and the third instance the descender of the J is colliding with the first letter of the fourth line, so these are all very easily fixed but you must watch out for them.

So I'm going to come to the Layers panel, where I'll turn off those red circles. And this one, you have already seen me do if you watched the kerning chapter, all I need to do is insert my cursor between those two letters and kern in some extra space. That's Option+Right Arrow, Alt+Right Arrow. When I kern looser, InDesign incorrectly interprets my intent as wanting to go tighter, so actually we have made the spacing a whole a lot worse but that is just something that happens in t...

Navigating tricky drop caps
Video duration: 5m 14s 9h 7m Intermediate Updated Nov 12, 2014

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Navigating tricky drop caps provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the InDesign Typography (2012)

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