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As Lauren says, you can simply uncheck Hyphenation in the Paragraph panel or in the Hyphenation section of your Paragraph Style, but don't be too quick to throw away the hyphens. No hyphenation also tends to leave you in trouble when you have widows and orphans to deal with. Some things worth considering: Language: Hyphenation requires the language of the ...


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The font was designed to fit most cases so in most cases, your L would be preceded by another letter and so on. Good designers definitely pay attention to these small details, it really makes your design look more professional even if it is very subtle. If you are in InDesign, you won't be able to kern the first letter of a line so what you can do is simply ...


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I just found out how to avoid hyphenation in a single word, which took me a long time, so I am posting it here for anyone else looking for it: Select the word you want to "keep together". Open the Character window/palette, it's on Cmd-T. Click the tiny menu in the upper-right corner of that window. Select the last option, no break. Voila!


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You nearly always have to adjust type manually to fit the particular use. Also note that you rarely want it to literally line up. Rather, you want it to optically line up--meaning it 'looks' right, even if technically it's not exact. For example, you may allow rounded glyphs like a 'O' to extend further out compared to flat glyphs like an 'H'. You also ...


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1) To turn off hyphenation throughout the entire paragraph, go into your paragraph style, click on Hyphenation, and uncheck the first box, which says Hyphenate. That being said... 2) No, it is NOT bad practice to hyphenate. In fact, if you have justified text, and you don't hyphenate, it is extremely difficult to read the body copy. InDesign will add ...


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You can make a table from the top menu Table > Insert table into the text frame with settings: Body rows: 1 Columns 1 Header rows: 0 Footer rows: 0 After that just paste you text inside that table and you can style the table all you want. and table options can be found from the top menu Table > Table options or Table > Cell options It's ...


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A DA01 posts, there is no "standard". It really comes down to what visually separates the paragraphs enough to allow easy flow without creating a "hiccup" in the motion of reading. You do not want the reader to have to stop, find the next paragraph, and continue reading. Even if that takes a millisecond, it can get distracting and unconsciously make the ...


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is it recommendable to use both indentation and paragraph space It's redundant. So most graphic designers would say it's not recommended--pretty much because there's no need. As for how much space to put between the paragraphs, there is no right answer to this other than put enough space but not too much.


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This would be easy, first you have to apply bullets to the paragraphs you have, you can achieve this from multiple places, for now you can go to the Main Menu and then under Type you can find Bullets and Numbering from there chose Apply Bullets. This will give you the desire effects using predefined numbers, you can then change those numbers under the ...


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You should adjust it manually if you think it's obvious enough to be noticed. No font or software is perfect. So even though the math says it's already exactly right it can still look a bit wrong. Remember that whoever will be exposed to your design won't know or care if the math is correct or if the font was designed that way, they will judge your work only ...


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Select the line and adjust the kerning. Alt + Left Arrow until its on the same line. If its not going in increments of 1 you'll want to fine tune it manually.


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The Character Style approach that Lollero so beautifully illustrated is the simple way to handle this, using the Underline option, where you have only single-line or partial line snippets. Where you have a multiple line code snippet, rather than making a table, do this: Drag out a text frame and make its background light grey, then type your text in the ...


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No, styles currently do not have “next paragraph style” option. I personally filed that request earlier this year, and it was categorized as “maybe one day” :) Regarding hanging paragraphs... Ugh... Are we talking about setting up styles that have side spacing? :)


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My 0.02$: unfortunately these times people often forget about possibility to simply align text to the left. If you're about to use "justification" without hyphenation (as some already pointed out) you should be extra careful and pay close attention to what a program does to spaces between words. It's quite possible results will be disastrous. You'll get a ...



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