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Do graphic designers do much text clean-up like this? Yes, but I would prefer not to (some do, some simply won't). On some jobs I can spend a huge amount of time cleaning up terribly formatted text. Generally speaking, all formatting will get stripped out first anyway, but if there are images, tables, different text boxed etc. it can still take a long ...


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This can be done by setting the first letter as a character style. I call mine drop_cap: After applying the character style you can open the style and go to Character Color to change it: I think you should read up on character and paragraph styles, from Adobe: "Paragraph and character styles".


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The other answers are correct that this is down to the work of the Adobe Paragraph Composer which is balancing your whole paragraph as opposed to each line individually. If you do want your "the" to stay on the previous line (without changing to the Single-line Composer) just replace the preceding space with a non-breaking space (Type → Insert White Space → ...


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As far as I know, InDesign is using the justifying algorithm of LaTeX (which is a very good one!). This algorithm is built to create an optimal justifaction for the complete page. So it could be that in a special line in your left justified text one word could be shifted, but the result of this shift would produce bad typography for the whole page. If ...


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InDesign is using a muti-line composer (called Adobe Paragraph Composer) by default. It does not actually try to even your line it tries to even as many lines as possible within the paragraph. So it has detected that the other lines are better off with the 'the' pushed downwards. It creates a less ragged result. If you want to use a simpler heuristic of one ...


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I'm going to take a slightly different approach to solving this. While he is definitely not wrong, Darth's method will involve you having to apply your style to each character manually—a process that could be very time consuming on a large document. I'll show you how to do it automatically. Open your Paragraph Style Options and go to the Drop Caps and ...


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One posible answer is: Charge them. Stipulate that on a contract. The madness won't stop untill the pocket says stop! You can stipulate that any change in the source document length will be charged with $XYZ. The first 10 typo corrections are free of charge but $1 each aditional one. Aditionally take a look at InCopy http://www.adobe.com/es/products/...


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Consider composing a short document "Guidelines for submitting documents." In this, specify the desirable and reasonable practices you want/need to perform your part of the project. Offer limited (two) "Authors' Alterations" (AAs), because stuff happens, if it has been dated and submitted in reasonable form. Who is responsible for proofreading, copy ...


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With the "+" selected use Alt+Arrow keys to adjust the positioning of the glyph. Alt+↑/↓ will "shift" vertically as you want to do. Alt+←/→ will adjust the kerning. Reference: http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/Text-Formatting.html


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Less is more Remove tiny icons from paragraphs. Shorten space between first and second paragraphs in each column (by about half). Remove the color highlight in center column -- If you want to separate by color blocks, use three different colors. But I'd suggest simply using one, and letting white space divide them. Stay consistent Make headlines ...


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From your question, the general category of characters or symbols that you are referring to are called Whitespace Characters. Whitespace characters are the representation of any character that causes a horizontal or vertical spacing change in typography. The symbols themselves are called markup symbols and stem from proofreading editor markup symbol sets. ...


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The symbol you used for space (·) is 'MIDDLE DOT'(U+00B7) also known as interpunkt or One could alternatively use the symbol (␣) 2423 open box (space symbol) could not find a dot with circumfex but there are combining symbols in unicode so you could use 'COMBINING CIRCUMFLEX ACCENT' (U+0302) which would result in (·̂) but support in ...


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It looks okay but it doesn't read well at all. I'd like to see a harmonious writing style. Harmony isn't only in the look of the piece. Parallel construction in the writing would help a lot. Some words you use don't exist. Recruitly? Get recognized as a top developer. (Passive voice. Active voice would be an improvement.) Try "Become recognized." or "Build ...


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The problem text cleaned up and and well-styled, or isn't it really a problem? There are are two separated things here. Text cleaned up Well styled The Well styled part is not important. Style is about design. But the "Text cleaned" is a little complex, depending on the case. The key part is here: to work out the structure of the document. ...


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What you see is the Pink Highlighting for missing font. You should seen the pop-up when opening the file that some font are missing and your default one is used. It could be from totally different font or just different family or even when using the same font but on mac/win.


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Some designers and production people I know will allow an agreed-upon reasonable number of changes; after that, they charge for the additional time it takes to make any changes AND a base charge for opening the project file. If the client knows there's going to be a $50 or 100 charge for each comma s/he decides to move, then the comma may stay put.


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My 2 cents: Remove the icons. That much separation on the paragraphs make them as a two step process each step. 6 in total. Use a better font.


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I figured it out. 3D mode wasn't necessary. Create layers. Group them. Select the group folder. Convert it to Smart Object. Edit > Perspective Warp. Drag a rectangle. Press Warp. Drag some of the corners. Press the ✔ check mark to save. Editing the text (or any of the layers within the Smart Object) is still possible after double-clicking the Smart Object ...


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On the 3D Panel you'll have a Text Object: Look at its Properties:


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Select the text, then go to Effect->3D->Rotate. Then choose the Isometric Top option: For an alternative orientation you can change the parameters like so:


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1) Write eacher sentence in seperate layers 2) Align them left 3) Resize them until they have same width 4) If required, change font size, letter spacing too.


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I don't think this is possible with the built-in footnote feature (unless things have changed in CC, which I don't have) you're probably better off creating your own text frame and writing your footnotes manually. You could create a solution based on cross-references, but that will probably be a fair amount of work to set up. If you don't have that many ...


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If you copy and paste between InDesign or InCopy and Indesing paste without formatting SHIFT+CTR+V. That should force text to inherit style you pasting it into.


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Right click your text and select Create Outlines. This turns your type in to "an editable vector object" which you can select with any of the selection tools and delete the dot above the "i". I suspect what you meant though was keeping your text as live editable type. In which case, no you can't do that. Theres no way to edit the path data of a font in ...



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