Working with right alignment


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Working with right alignment

Right alignment can be very effective when used sparingly and sparingly is the operative word here. I think it can work very well when applied to captions or straplines, subheads, sometimes headlines. But you wouldn't want to use it for continuous reading text because the stop point of each line is going to vary, and your reader's eye is going to have to pick out where each line stops, and they wouldn't want to do that for too many lines. It's going to very taxing on them and very detrimental to the readability of the text.

But for just a few lines of copy, I think it can create a nice tension on your page, especially as here where the straight edge, the flushed edge, is towards the spine. I think it works well here. But if I were to switch the order of these pages, I think we'll see that it doesn't work very well. So, I'm going to come to my Pages panel, and I'm going to select page 2 and drag that to the right of page 3 to switch the order. So, we have right alignme...

Working with right alignment
Video duration: 1m 22s 9h 7m Intermediate Updated Nov 12, 2014

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Working with right 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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