InDesign 2.5 [paragraph palette]

“Working With The Paragraph Palette”


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  1. In a new InDesign document, select the text tool from the tool palette on the left.
  2. Click and drag a text box where you would like to start typing text. You can now begin typing text.
  3. After you have typed (or placed) your text, you can edit the paragraph as a whole. Select the paragraph you would like to edit and select the paragraph palette from the left or select Window > Type and Tables… > Paragraph.
  4. You can adjust many different options:
    • Justification: Select the type of justification preferred (left, center, right, etc).
    • Left Indent: Adjust the amount of the left indent (especially useful for lists).
    • First Line Indent: Specify the amount of indent for the first line of a paragraph.
    • Last Line Indent: Specify the amount of indent for the last line of a paragraph.
    • Space Before Paragraph: Adjust the amount of space before a paragraph begins.
    • Space After Paragraph: Adjust the amount of space after a paragraph ends.
    • Drop Cap number of lines: Specify the number of lines a drop cap will occupy vertically.
    • Drop Cap one or more characters: Specify the number of characters to be included in the drop cap.
    • Hyphenate: Turn on or off hyphenation in your paragraph.
    • Align/Do Not Align to Baseline Grid: Using a baseline grid ensures a consistency of text across multiple columns. (It is a more advanced feature, and requires exploration for your unique uses).[premium content][premium content]

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