InDesign 2.4 [character palette]

“Working With The Character 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 quality of the individual characters. Select the text characters you would like to edit and select the character palette from the left or select Window > Type and Tables... > Character.
  4. You can adjust many different options:
    • Font Type: Select the name of your desired font.
    • Font Style: Select if you want your font to be bold, italic, etc.
    • Font Size: Specify the font size (in points). If you want a size not listed in the default list, you can manually type a value in this box.
    • Letting: Letting controls the space between lines of type. The value is usually 2.5 points greater than the point size of the type (the default value is shown in parenthesis).
    • Kerning: Kerning is mostly used for headings and titles. It adjusts the amount of space between two individual characters.
    • Tracking: Tracking is used for the main body of text. It adjusts the overall spacing of both characters and words.
    • Superscript/Subscript: Superscript/Subscript adjust the vertical placement of text on a specific line.[Premium Content - Login] [Membership Options][Premium Content - Login] [Membership Options]


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