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InDesign Type: Professional Typography with Adobe InDesign, Safari, 2nd Edition

By Nigel French

Published by Adobe Press

Published Date: Jun 30, 2010

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This is the Safari online edition of the printed book.

Adobe InDesign is the world’s premier page-layout tool, and its user-friendly yet sophisticated typographic controls are a big reason why. This updated edition of Nigel French’s InDesign Type, the first book to focus exclusively on the typographic features of InDesign, provides a comprehensive overview of the application’s vast array of type capabilities, from the basics of character-level formatting to strategies for designing complex layouts using grids. With practical examples, loads of tips, and a wealth of illustrations, InDesign Type offers guiding principles for how to get the best-looking type in the most efficient way possible. InDesign Type is a rich resource for anyone who wants to master the fine points of typography and works with Adobe InDesign.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 Getting Started
CHAPTER 2 Getting Type on Your Page
CHAPTER 3 Character Formats
CHAPTER 4 Leading
CHAPTER 5 Letterspacing, Tracking, and Kerning
CHAPTER 6 Small (but Important) Details
CHAPTER 7 Alignment
CHAPTER 8 Paragraph Indents and Spacing
CHAPTER 9 Breaking (and Not Breaking) Words, Lines, Paragraphs, and Pages
CHAPTER 10 Tabs, Tables, and Lists
CHAPTER 11 Drop Caps
CHAPTER 12 Global Formatting with Styles
CHAPTER 13 Working with Text Wraps
CHAPTER 14 Pages, Margins, Columns, and Grids