Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video Type size and leading, part of Introducing InDesign.
- In this movie, I'll show you how to adjust…the type size and leading of your text.…Before we go any further, I need to define our terms.…I'm going to go out to the window menu…and choose the layers command…in order to bring up the layer's panel.…We'll be visiting this panel in more detail…in a later chapter but for now…just know that I need this panel in order to hide…and show elements inside of this document.…I'll go ahead and drag the bottom of the panel down…so I have more room to work.…We're going to start by focusing our attention…on what InDesign calls font size…but is more commonly known in the industry…as type size or point size.…
I'll go ahead and turn off the leading layer for now…then I'll select the type tool…which you can get by pressing the T key…and I'll click in this first line of type…in order to set my blinking insertion marker.…You can see that next door to the font option…is this font size setting.…Again in the industry, it's much better known…as type size.…Notice that it's set to 212 points.…
- Creating a new InDesign document
- Navigating in InDesign
- Creating and formatting text
- Formatting text with paragraph styles
- Creating dynamic hyperlinks
- Adding, deleting, and moving pages
- Importing, cropping, and scaling photos
- Placing artwork
- Stacking and layering objects
- Wrapping text around a graphic
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Document and Setup
2. Rulers and Guides
Working with the rulers4m 4s
3. Text and Formatting
4. Automated Formatting
5. Pages and Pouring
6. Photos and Graphics
7. Combining Type and Graphics
8. Publishing Your Document
Next steps1m 11s
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