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Chapter 7. Typography > Hanging punctuation

Hanging punctuation

If you're setting text that starts or ends with punctuation and that is larger or more noticeable than standard body text (a pull quote in an article, for example, or a quotation on a book jacket), the paragraph alignment will be more pleasing if the punctuation hangs outside the main body of the text.

Breaking a rule

Draw lines using the Orthogonal Line tool, then use Item > Step & Repeat (Cmd-Option-D/Ctrl-Alt-D) to duplicate them horizontally (0 Vertical Offset).



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