- 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
InDesign also lets you apply electronic styling such as All Caps, Small Caps, Subscript, and Superscript. (See page 65 for a discussion about electronic styling.)
To apply electronic styles:
- Choose one of the styles listed in the Character palette menu . The text changes to the style chosen .
- All Caps converts lowercase letters to all capital letters.
- Small Caps converts lowercase letters to reduced capitals.
- Superscript reduces and raises the text above the baseline.
- Subscript reduces and lowers the text below the baseline.
- Underline draws a line under the text. (See the next page for how to customize the appearance of the underline.)
- Strikethrough draws a line through the text. (See the next page for how to customize the appearance of the strikethrough line.)
- Ligatures automatically substitutes the combined letterforms for characters such as fi and fl .
As mentioned on the previous page, you can change the appearance of the Underline and Strikethrough effects.
To customize Underline and Strikethrough Options:
- Select the text.
- Choose Underline Options or Strike-through Options from the Character palette menu. The Underline Options or Strikethrough Options dialog box appears .
- Click Underline On or Strikethrough On to turn on the effect.
- Use the Weight controls to set the thickness of the line.
- Use the Offset controls to move the line as follows:
- Positive underline numbers move the line below the baseline.
- Positive strikethrough numbers move the line above the baseline.
- Choose one of the rules from the Type list (see page 157 for working with rules).
- Choose a color and tint from the Color and Tint lists.
- If your line type has a gap, such as in a dashed line, use the Gap Color and Gap Tint lists to color the gap.
- If desired, check the Overprint Stroke and Overprint Gap options. (See page 145 for more information on overprinting colors.)