How to Use Hanging Punctuation in InDesign


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Using hanging punctuation

A feature related to alignment and especially useful when you're working with any sort of pull quote, or callout, that uses quote marks is hanging punctuation and the indent to here character. So here we have two identical quotes, one of them is not hanging, and that's the top version obviously, and beneath that the finished version where we are using hanging punctuation. So how did we get from A to B? I'm going to delete that version, and I'm going to copy this and then just do it again.

So to just start with let's get a leg up by applying Optical Margin Alignments. So I'll select that text frame and click on that, and I want to set my point size to correspond with the point size that I'm using here, and that is 48 points. So already that makes a very big improvement, but I think it's not quite as aligned as, not quite as much of a straight edge under the D as we would like. So I'm going to insert my cursor at that point, and then I can use this keyboard shortcu...

Using hanging punctuation
Video duration: 2m 13s 9h 7m Intermediate Updated Nov 12, 2014

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Using hanging punctuation 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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