Posts by : james felici

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

The Art of Type: Dash Away All
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Dashes have visual, typographical roles as well as grammatical ones.

The Art of Type: Table Manners
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Adobe InDesign offers very precise and explicit control over leading, except in tables, that is, where controlling leading can be a struggle.

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Script faces come in many forms, from formal engraving faces to loose advertising faces to those that attempt to imitate everyday handwriting.