Applying leading to paragraphs


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Applying leading to paragraphs

Now let's talk about leading. Leading is essentially the space between the lines of type. It's called leading, because in the old days of hot metal type setting, to increase the distance between lines of type, you would actually add a physical stripe of lead, and that would be the leading. But in the digital world, it really just refers to the distance from baseline to baseline of text in a paragraph. So let's look at this one right here. As we go down to the Measurements palette and look at Paragraph Attributes, we see that here the leading is set to Auto.

Now Auto, by default, is 120 % of the size of the type. So for example, if you had 10-point type, you would have 12-point leading, which means 12 points from baseline to baseline. Many times leaving it on Auto is the easiest way to deal with leading. But if you want to adjust it to something specific, you can type in any number here or use these arrows and click on them to increase or decrease the leading in the paragraph. Quark...

Applying leading to paragraphs
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Applying leading to paragraphs provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Jay Nelson as part of the QuarkXPress 8 Essential Training

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Design
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