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Chapter 7. Typography > Get your dashes straight

Get your dashes straight

When to use a regular hyphen: To write a compound word, as in “three-year-old.”

A few embellishments

To create side-by-side paragraphs, anchor a text box on the left side (Item > Modify > Align with Text: Ascent), Baseline Shift it upward, if need be, and create a hanging indent in the main paragraph (see page 108). Another option altogether: Put the text into adjacent table cells.

Here an anchored box with a 10% black background is used as a drop cap.

Ultra simple, but oh so elegant: We chose a different font for the first character (Bodoni Highlight), and enlarged it. This is called a raised initial cap.



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