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Lesson 5. Working with Typography > Exploring on your own

Exploring on your own

Now that you have learned the basics of formatting text in an InDesign document, you’re ready to apply these skills on your own. Try the following tasks to improve your typography skills.

1.
Click your cursor within various paragraphs and experiment with enabling and disabling hyphenation from the Paragraph palette. Select a hyphenated word and choose No Break from the Character palette menu to individually stop a word from hyphenating.

2.
Click your cursor within the body copy and choose Edit > Edit in Story Editor. Make some edits to the text and then select Edit > Edit in Layout. Notice how the edits made in the story editor are reflected back in the layout. Explore the formatting and editing commands that are available while working in the Story Editor.

3.
Apply Optical Margin Alignment to each paragraph in the main story (everything except the pull-quotes and tables). You can access the Optical Margin Alignment feature by choosing the Story command in the Type menu.

Optical Margin Alignment—the text visually aligns along the edges of the text frame, allowing some of the text, such as punctuation and quotation marks, to be positioned outside of the text frame.


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