Understanding OpenType features


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Understanding OpenType features

OpenType fonts can have thousands of different characters in them, instead of the old fonts that could only hold about 250. This means you can have a single font that has special characters like swashes, small caps, fractions and other cool features. We saw the small caps feature in an earlier movie. Now let's look at how to access some of the other cool OpenType characters. I'll double-click over here in this text frame to get the Type tool, and I'm going to select these numbers. The numbers look fine, but they are not really professional looking. Those are called lining numerals, and they are very good if you're trying to do something like an accounting spreadsheet, but when you're trying to make something really professional looking, it's nicer to use old-style numerals.

Some fonts such as Pro OpenType fonts have old-style numerals built-in and you can get them by going to the Control panel flyout menu, choosing the OpenType submenu, and then choosing Proportio...

Understanding OpenType features
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Understanding OpenType features provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS5 Essential Training

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Design
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InDesign
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