Back in third grade, Mrs. Ditzel taught us fractions. So nearly 50 years later, I ask myself why Adobe programs have such a hard …
InDesign makes simple drop caps easy but typographically refined ones are more challenging. No matter what kind of a drop cap you create, the following techniques will give you maximum control.
Whenever you Place a text document in InDesign or Illustrator, you’re probably importing typographical problems with it. This is a guide to weeding out some common ones.
Integrated text processing for InDesign
But if you specify that distance in fractions of an em, their relative spacing will remain constant at any size. This is why kerning and tracking adjustments are made in fractions of an em.
The best way to measure the relative positions of text blocks on the page is by reckoning from their baselines, those invisible lines upon which typeset characters appear to sit.
…A widow is a short last line of a paragraph and an orphan is a short fragment of a paragraph that appears at the top or the bottom of a column…
A basic assumption that makes type work—and the key to which issues of spacing and proportion hinge—is that it’s black on a white background.