Learn about creating a baseline grid, aligning text to a baseline grid, and using the grid to determine spacing between elements.
- [Instructor] So I have gone ahead…and applied the styles where appropriate.…I am now going to add a baseline grid.…Ideally I would have done this as one of my setup steps,…but I'm adding the grid retrospectively.…Now the baseline grid will allow us…to align our baselines of type across columns.…It will also suggest how we space different elements.…The basic principle is that the baseline grid increment…should be derived from your body text leading,…which in our case is 12 points.…
I'm going to come to my Preferences, Grids,…and rather than use 12, I'm going to half that value and use 6,…which will give me just a little bit more flexibility.…I'm going to change the Color of the grid to Light Gray,…and Start at 0, Relative To the Top Margin.…I'll also reduce my View Threshold,…because I'm working on a fairly low resolution monitor…for the video capture.…Now I'll come and turn on the grid, so we can see it.…
And we have this incremented ruling at six point intervals.…The next step is to align the type to the grid.…
- Planning a newsletter
- Choosing a color palette
- Using a template and library items
- Placing and cleaning up text
- Creating and applying styles
- Working with images
- Evaluating, choosing, and placing images
- Working with inline images
- Preflighting the document
- Creating a print-ready PDF
- Creating a screen version of the newsletter
Skill Level Beginner
1. Planning the Newsletter
2. Working with Text
3. Working with Images
4. Printing the Newsletter
5. Creating a Screen Version of the Newsletter
Create a screen PDF5m 14s
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