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Art of Type: How Fine is Too Fine

InDesign offers fine control over your type, but there’s such a thing as too fine: You can waste lots of time making minute changes that yield little. In this column, we’ll look at some of those controls to see just how fine is fine enough.

The Art of Type: Stroke, Stroke, Stroke

In this issue, we’ll take a look at how one simple trick—altering a character’s stroke—can create some effects that are very special indeed.

Art of Type: Changing the Rules

In this column, we’ll look at some useful tricks you can perform combining InDesign styles with its controls over paragraph rules and underscores.

Art of Type: Out of Scale

There was a time when few designers dared to venture into the murky world of the Adobe InDesign justification controls. The good news is that more and more users are starting to take charge of them. The bad news is one of them—the powerful glyph scaling control, unique to InDesign—is often misused.

The Art of Type: It’s All Relative

Despite what your dialogs and panels may say about the size of your type, some faces simply look smaller or larger than others. Some of this is an optical illusion, but often they actually are smaller or larger than normal, obliging you to make unexpected layout and typographic adjustments.

The Art of Type: One-Click Typesetting

Nested styles in InDesign are a great time saver, reducing complex formatting tasks to a single mouse click.

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