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Lesson 9. Working with Typography > Adding a decorative font and special charac...

Adding a decorative font and special character

Now you'll add a decorative font character and a flush space (special character) to the end of the pull quote. Used together, a decorative font and flush space can make a dramatic difference in the look of a justified paragraph.

Using the type tool (), click an insertion point in the pull quote, just after the final period.

If the Glyph palette is not still open, choose Type > Insert Glyph.

In the Glyph palette, for Show, select Entire Font, and then scroll down the pop-up menu in the lower left corner and select Adobe Wood Type.

Select Adobe Wood Type for the font family and Ornaments 2 for the type style.

From the scrollable list select the first character in the first row and double-click to insert the character. The character appears at the insertion point in the document. You're finished with the Glyph palette for this lesson so you can close it now, and then save your work.

Notice how the word spacing in the last line of the pull quote has an overly large space in the center. You can address this by adding a flush space to the end of the paragraph. A flush space adds a variable amount of space to the last line of a fully justified paragraph. You'll insert the flush space between the period and the decorative end-of-story character you just added.

You could add a flush space using the Type menu, but this time you'll use the context menu to do the job.

Using the type tool, click an insertion point between the final period and the Wood Type decorative character.

Right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac OS) and choose Insert White Space > Flush Space.

Before and after applying a flush space



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