Using advanced text formatting


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Using advanced text formatting

InDesign is a typesetting powerhouse offering more typographic options than any other program around. I covered typographic basics in the InDesign Essential Training title, but here are a few other type features that you should definitely know about. First a feature called Balanced Ragged Lines. I am going to zoom in on this text down here, and I can see that the first line is long, the second line is long, the last line is short. It's just not balanced out and it looks a little bit weird. I could fine-tune that manually I suppose using hard returns and soft returns and this and that, but it's much easier to simply select the paragraph, I just placed my cursor in there by double clicking on it, going to the Control panel fly ut menu, way out here over on the right and choosing Balance Ragged Lines. When I do that the whole paragraph gets a little bit more even. It would be a pain to do this one paragraph at a time, so I am going to handle this in the paragraph style instead. I ...

Using advanced text formatting
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Using advanced text formatting provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS4 Beyond the Basics

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InDesign
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