It's hard to say when you go from "working with text" to focusing on "typography," where your primary concern is the style, arrangement, and appearance of the text. Some of the basic decisions you make, such as font and size, affect typography, but the real reason you use InDesign is for all the options it provides for fine-tuning. This includes text within tables, which are often ideal for presenting information. Judicious use of features discussed in this chapter can give your projects a professional edge.
In this chapter, you'll learn how to apply special effects such as scaling type, creating drop caps, anchoring objects in text, wrapping text around objects and images, and more. In addition, you'll look at features for creating and formatting tables that save you time and enhance your design.