Posts tagged "James Felici"

First Baseline Blues

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.

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Good Things in Small Packages

When you’re setting type, small capitals have two important roles to play: one graphic and one editorial.

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Take Advantage of InDesign’s Nesting Instinct

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.

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Easy as Pi

Symbol fonts don’t just offer hard-to-find characters, they open whole graphic worlds at the tap of a key.

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