InDesign Type: Professional Typography with Adobe InDesign

InDesign Type: Professional Typography with Adobe InDesign

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By (author) Nigel French

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  • Publisher: Adobe Press,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 190mm x 230mm x 14mm | 581g
  • Publication date: 10 July 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Indianapolis
  • ISBN 10: 0321685369
  • ISBN 13: 9780321685360
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 263,451

Product description

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.

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Graphics pro Nigel French currently works as a consultant for IPC Media in London. In addition, he has taught graphic design at several Bay Area colleges and is the author of the previous edition of this book as well as PageMaker 6.5 for Windows Bible(IDG).

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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

Introduction 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 Bibliography Index