Using Optical Margin Alignment


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Using Optical Margin Alignment

Optical Margin Alignment is very useful, especially when working with justified text, and it's going to ensure that we keep a nice strong straight line on the right-hand edge of our text frame. So here's how we apply Optical Margin Alignment. We do nothing more than put your cursor in the story or you can have it selected as a frame with your Selection tool, and then come to the Story panel, which I have as part of my workspace, but if you don't have as part of yours you'll find under the Type menu, and then you just need to check that check box, and that's it.

The one option that you have is to change the point size, and theoretically this should match the point size that you are working with, so since I'm working with 10 point type, that's what I have this value set to. Now what's the difference? Let's just compare these two paragraphs, the top one without Optical Margin Alignment, and the bottom one with. The purpose of Optical Margin Alignment is to make sure...

Using Optical Margin Alignment
Video duration: 3m 39s 9h 7m Intermediate Updated Nov 12, 2014

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Using Optical Margin Alignment provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the InDesign Typography (2012)

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Design
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InDesign
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