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Typography is the foundation of graphic design, and the most effective way to be a better designer is to understand type and use it confidently and creatively. This fully updated third edition is a comprehensive guide to creating professional type with Adobe InDesign. It covers micro and macro typography concepts, from understanding the nuance of a single spacing width to efficiently creating long and complex documents. Packed with visual examples, InDesign expert and acclaimed design instructor Nigel French shows not just how to use InDesign’s extensive type features, but why certain approaches are preferable to others, and how to avoid common mistakes. Whether you’re creating a single-page flyer or a thousand-page catalog, whether your documents will be printed or viewed on screen, InDesign Type is an invaluable resource for getting the most out of InDesign’s typographic toolset.
01 Introduction02 Placing and Flowing Text
03 Character Formatting
05 Kerning and Tracking
06 Small (but important) Details07 Alignment
08 Indents and Spacing
09 Breaking (and not breaking) lines, paragraphs, columns, pages
10 Tabs, Tables, and Lists11 Drop Caps
12 Choosing and Combining Typefaces
13 Global Formatting with Styles
14 Working with Text Wraps
15 Margins, Columns and Baseline Grids