- Creating Text Frames
- Typing Text
- Selecting Text
- Moving and Deleting Text
- Using the Character Palette
- Setting the Typeface and Point Size
- Styling Text
- Setting Line and Character Spacing
- Applying Text Distortions
- Setting the Language
- Applying Paragraph Formatting
- Setting Alignment and Indents
- Inserting a Manual Indent
- Setting Paragraph Effects
- Working with Hidden Characters
- Using the Glyphs Palette
- Working with Text Flow
- Setting Text Frame General Controls
- Using the Control Palette for Text
- Using Special Text Characters
Setting Paragraph Effects
The paragraph effects are available when Show Options is chosen in the Paragraph palette menu. One of the paragraph effects is to add space above and below a paragraph . For instance, the space between this paragraph and the one following is controlled by adding space below.
To add space between paragraphs:
- Select the paragraphs that you want to add space above or below.
- Use the Space Before field controls to add space before the paragraphs .
- Use the Space After field controls to add space after the paragraphs .
Drop caps increase the size of the first character or characters and positions them so that they drop down into the rest of the paragraph . The opening page for each chapter of this book contains a paragraph that has a drop cap applied.
To create drop caps:
- Select the paragraph you want to set with a drop cap.
- Use the Drop Cap Number of Lines field to set the number of lines that the letter should occupy .
- Use the Drop Cap Number of Characters field to set how many characters of the text should have the drop cap applied .
To turn on hyphenation:
- Select the paragraphs you want to set the hyphenation for.
- To turn on hyphenation, click the Hyphenate checkbox in the Paragraph palette . Depending on what words are hyphenated, the text may reflow. (See Chapter 15, “Typography Controls,” for information on controlling the number of hyphens in a paragraph.)