InDesign Type: Professional Typography with Adobe InDesign CS2

book cover
InDesign Type: Professional Typography with Adobe InDesign CS2
By Nigel French
Publisher: Adobe Press
Pub Date: March 16, 2006
Print ISBN-10: 0-321-38544-6
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-321-38544-4
Pages: 280

Table of Contents  | Index

It's no mystery why InDesign has become the premier page layout program: It offers great tools-not least among them its sophisticated typographic controls. Here to show you how to take advantage of them is the first book devoted solely to that topic. Whether you're a graphics pros migrating from InDesign's long-entrenched competitor QuarkXPress or a hobbyists producing fancy invites and book-length projects, you'll appreciate this guide's finely tuned focus on everything typographic. Realizing that to take full advantage of InDesign's typographic tools, you must understand the principles guiding their use, author Nigel French addresses both the whys and the hows of good typography. Using practical examples, and loads of tips, Nigel provides a comprehensive overview of all of InDesign's type features, including the Paragraph Composer, optical kerning, and its support for OpenType fonts. Starting with character formats and then moving through paragraph formats, styles and effects, and layouts, you'll have gained all the skills they need to produce beautiful type by the end of the volume.

book cover
InDesign Type: Professional Typography with Adobe InDesign CS2
By Nigel French
Publisher: Adobe Press
Pub Date: March 16, 2006
Print ISBN-10: 0-321-38544-6
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-321-38544-4
Pages: 280

Table of Contents  | Index

    Part I:  Character Formats
      Chapter 1.  Getting Started
      An InDesign Type Map: Where to Find Stuff
      Viewing Your Page
      Creating a Typography Workspace
      Up Next
      Chapter 2.  Going with the Flow
      A Blank Sheet: Typing on Your Page
      Text Flow
      Threading Text Frames
      Using Placeholder Text
      Pasting Text
      Importing Word Text
      Up Next
      Chapter 3.  Character Reference
      Less is More, Maybe
      Type Anatomy
      Type Classification
      Character Formatting Options
      Up Next
      Chapter 4.  Getting the Lead Out
      How Much Is Enough?
      (Not) Using Auto Leading
      Keep It Consistent, Except. . .
      Leading Menu Options and Keyboard Shortcuts
      See Also
      Up Next
      Chapter 5.  Kern, Baby, Kern
      When to Kern
      Metrics Kerning
      Optical Kerning
      Manual Kerning
      How Much to Kern
      When to Track
      Controlling Widows and Orphans
      Up Next
      Chapter 6.  Sweating the Small Stuff: Special Characters, White Space, and Glyphs
      Typographer's Quotes
      End Marks
      White Space Characters
      The Glyphs Palette
      Footnote Options
      Up Next
      Chapter 7.  OpenType: The New Frontier in Font Technology
      Discretionary Ligatures
      Ordinals/Raised and Lowered Characters
      Swash Characters
      Titling Alternates
      Small Caps
      Oldstyle Figures
      Contextual Alternates
      Glyph Positioning
      Stylistic Sets
      Up Next
    Part II:  Paragraph Formats
      Chapter 8.  Aligning Your Type
      Centering Type
      Clean Shaven or Rugged: Justified vs. Ragged Type
      How InDesign Justifies Type
      Balancing Ragged Lines
      Right-Aligned Type
      Optical Margin Alignment
      Indent to Here
      Vertical Alignment
      Up Next
      Chapter 9.  Paragraph Indents and Spacing
      First-Line Indents
      Space Before and Space After
      Paragraph Indents
      Up Next
      Chapter 10.  First Impressions: Creating Great Opening Paragraphs
      Creating a Simple Drop Cap
      Drop Cap Aesthetics
      Tricks with Drop Caps
      Coming Unstuck with Drop Caps
      Up Next
      Chapter 11.  Don't Fear the Hyphen
      Hyphenation Options
      Discretionary Hyphens and Nonbreaking Hyphens
      Hyphenation and User Dictionaries
      Up Next
      Chapter 12.  Mastering Tabs and Tables
      Setting Tabs
      Creating Decimal Tabs
      Using Tab Leaders
      Reply Forms
      Numbered Lists
      Right Indent Tab
      Working with Tables
      Creating a Table
      Working with Rows and Columns
      Working with Table Cells
      Up Next
    Part III:  Styles
      Chapter 13.  Stylin' with Paragraph and Character Styles
      Creating Styles
      Applying Styles
      Editing Styles
      Redefining Styles
      Creating Default Styles
      A Typical Style Sheet
      Up Next
      Chapter 14.  Mo' Style
      Paragraph Rules
      Sequential Styles
      Nested Styles
      Object Styles
      Up Next
    Part IV:  Page Layout
      Chapter 15.  Setting Up Your Document
      Choosing a Page Size
      Determining Margins
      Determining Column Width
      Changing Columns
      Break Characters
      Page Numbers
      Section Markers
      Up Next
      Chapter 16.  Everything in Its Right Place: Using Grids
      Things to Consider
      Your Grid Tool Kit
      Calculating the Height of the Type Area
      Align to Grid
      First Baseline Options
      Snap to Guides
      Create Guides
      Up Next
      Chapter 17.  Text Wraps: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
      Applying Text Wraps
      Wrapping Type Around Irregularly Shaped Graphics
      Text Wrap Preferences
      Ignoring Text Wrap
      Anchored Objects
      Up Next
      Chapter 18.  Type Effects
      Gradient Type
      Stroked Type
      Drop Shadows
      Custom Type with Create Outlines
      Path Type
      Vertical (Stacked) Alignment
      Transparency Effects
      Shaping Text Frames
      Sheared Type