By James Felici on CreativePro
Don’t let frames dictate your layout. Here’s how to make sure you have precise control over the position of your type on the page.
UKType has been working with the Birmingham Institute of Art & Design at Birmingham City University and has just launched The Typographic Hub, an exciting new initiative for research into the history, theory and practice of typographic design.
Historically, Birmingham is England’s typographic heart, home to luminaries such as William Caslon first grandée of English type design; John Baskerville creator of the world’s most well-known and enduring typeface; and Leonard Jay a teacher par excellence, who revolutionised 20th century typographic education.
It is Birmingham’s illustrious lineage that makes BCU the natural home to the Hub.
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Repetitive text formatting is a huge time waster, and even using paragraph and character styles is a bore when you have to apply them over and over again. But by using InDesign’s nested styles, you can bypass a lot of this tedium.
Nested styles sound more complicated than they are. In fact, they’re nothing more than a series of regular old character styles, with the transition from one to the next triggered by a character or command InDesign encounters in the text stream.
What makes these styles “nested” is that they’re part of a paragraph style, which when applied, causes the whole parade of character styles to be applied at once. You can also cause these sequences to loop back and start the series again. In one fell swoop, you can format listings, catalogs, tables of contents: anything with a predictable and repetitive structure.
LinkOptimizer 4.5 reduces InDesign job size and speeds up processing by eliminating excess image data, performing essential image adjustments and converting file formats. The new update lest you convert image color space to an ICC profile space, with full control over how the conversion is done.