Learn to Work with Justified Type in InDesign


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Working with justified type

Working with justified text, the challenge is how do we make sure that the spaces between the words is as even as possible? And what I have here are two examples. On the left we have Standard Justification settings, and on the right we have Custom Justification settings. So firstly, let me say that if you are going to justify your text, you need to make sure that your column measure is appropriate, i.e., you need to have enough characters per line so that you have enough words per line so that you have enough word spaces within which that variation can take place and hopefully be as imperceptible to your reader as possible. What's the right column measure? Well, different people have different standards, and this can depend upon what sort of typography you are working with, are you working with a magazine or a newspaper or a scholarly journal? But typically speaking, you hear numbers like it should be two alphabets per line, so that's 52 characters.

Now if you were to count the characters pe...

Working with justified type
Video duration: 7m 5s 9h 7m Intermediate Updated Nov 12, 2014

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Working with justified type provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the InDesign Typography (2012)

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