- "Where are the Item and Content tools?"
- "I see the picture box tools, but where are the tools for text boxes?"
- "I can't find text leading!"
- "Why do I always get the wrong font and size when I start typing?"
- "I can't click on master page items!"
- "How am I supposed to link text boxes together without a Link tool?"
- "Why does creating or editing a color or style affect objects on my page?"
- "How do I resize, color, or adjust pictures?"
- "How do I get rid of my guides?"
- "Where is that XPress feature I always use?"
“I can’t find text leading!”
Adobe, in all its wisdom, has determined that leading should be a character attribute rather than paragraph formatting, so leading shows up next to the font size field in the Character and Control palettes. This means that you can apply a different leading value to each character of a paragraph—InDesign assigns a leading value for each line of a paragraph based on the largest leading value in the line.
If you find this annoying (QuarkXPress users almost universally do), then turn on the checkbox labelled Apply Leading to Entire Paragraphs in the Text panel of the Preferences dialog box. From then on, you can just place the cursor anywhere within a paragraph, and when you change leading, the whole paragraph is affected.