I think you're right.
Classically, inner margins are smaller than outer margins. However, you do need to ensure the inner margins are large enough to keep content out of the gutter.
The reason outer margins are larger is due to creep (which you can calculate). Creep is the slow outward movement of content due to the gutter and binding. Content will move ...
Hi Vincent and welcome!
I think Tschichold's Canon works esthetically but yes, depending on your binding, you will have to add to the inner margin. It obviously depends on the kind of binding and also the amount of pages in your book.
There are other canons like Van de Graaf and Rosarivo and Bringhurst also has a nice section about page proportions in his ...
Maintaining a padding within the original file is a good way to make sure every shape gets it’s appropriate margin. Especially when the icon is not symmetrical, simple centering can lead to unbalanced results.
When looking at type, the same applies to kerning. While straight lines need more space between them, curvy shapes can remain closer together.
Ask your typesetter to outline the type area for you. The English term is a bit ambiguous here, in German for instance the somewhat more precise term is "Satzspiegel".
To give you a bit of context:
A big decision in editorial design is to decide where to place content on the page/spread. Here's a very traditional/simple way of defining this ...
There are a few rules of thumb, that i know of:
gutter width ≈ line spacing
gutter width ≈ width of »mii«
Too much is a little bit less problematic than too little spacing between columns.
These rules should be seen only as a starting point to a proper solution.
Claudia Runk: Grundkurs Typografie und Layout. 2. Auflage. Galileo
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By baseline, I'm assuming you mean leading or the baseline grid? ...Because the baseline on its own is just where the type sits, there's no measure that I can think of for a single baseline.
If you take into account the gestalt principles of proximity, you would want the gutter to look larger than the leading so that people's eye flow to the next line in ...
Crop marks are automatically created during pdf export. You just gotta make sure you enable it in the export settings.
Exporting can be found in: File > Export or Ctrl+E ( Cmd+E in mac )
When you are exporting a pdf, you gotta go to Marks and bleeds and select Crop marks.
You may also need to select Use document bleed settings.
Neither. It's not measured from the descender or the baseline. Margins start from the bottom of the element (including any padding and border) regardless of what text is inside of this. You can see this yourself if you use your developer tools built into your browser (F12 or right click + inspect element).
The only affect that text has on this is the total ...
It is simply the "Margin" (Top Margin, Bottom Margin, Left Margin, Right Margin).
The Margin is the invisible line and not something you can color or even delineate. (beyond not having your subject material spill into it).
In Adobe Illustrator you would create a text box (to the Margins) for your text and add a red stroke to the text box.
you can make the Bad baseline downshift choice, then select the text frame and press cmd+b, in the second panel choose fixed and change the measure in box (if you have preview activate you can see direct the result).
Most print is optimised to have a certain amount of characters per line that reads well. Together with font size and leading, line length makes reading the text as easy as possible.
When indenting both sides of a bullet list, you clip the line length quite a bit. There's two margins, and you need some space for the bullet character to sit in. This may ...
No, there is no universal ratio or size for margin and padding. What looks harmonious in design A might be quite peculiar in design B. Off-key elements can be intentional design choices and the intention of the designer. So anything goes. That said...
The common idea is that dissonance distract. Therefore most designs require margins and paddings that go ...
The first and foremost rule of page layout is to forget the rules and do what looks best.
Try for pleasing proportions and then take a ruler out when you want to put the actual measurements into the word-processing document values.
As far as the top and bottom margin's concern, I use 1:1.62 (Golden Mean) proportions to start.
Left and right margin are set ...
You're asking whether there's a downside to doing what the engineer asked?
I sure don't see one. If they make a request to make their job easier and faster, why would you not do that?
Maybe you could include a very tiny padding, like one pixel. Or else do as she asks, and if any icons look bad, call it out at that point.
When a co-worker asks something ...
No rules, this is up to the designer. The 12.7mm is a default (not sure why really), however I have designed many printed items and always set custom margins. Many times I also used 10mm since I like to work with simple numbers. For a larger page count and if using "facing pages" you could consider a larger inner (inside) margin, for example make all sides ...
There's no steadfast rule here.
For me, things ultimately amount to visual perception. If the page "feels" cramped due to design elements, then factoring in the elements when considering margins will be beneficial. However if standard margins without considering design elements don't unnecessarily cause any visual "crowdedness" or confusion, then ignoring ...
I don't know how you did format the text to look like it does in your first screenshot.
If I use the paragraph effects defined in Scribus 1.5, I get this:
I just had to check the "Auto-Indent" option.
Looks like what you would expect.
Personally, I'm still using the manual way (defining the indent and adding a tab) but I always do it in a style.
There is a way to achieve what you want, but it's a little tricky.
Create a document with single pages (disable Facing Pages).
Double-click the A-master in the Pages panel.
Right-click the A-master in the Pages panel and select Master Options for "A-Master".
Set Number of Pages to 2 and click OK.
Select the left page of the master with the Page Tool.
In the ...
This is not directly possible, but a valid question.
A workaround would be to create a large rectangle, much larger than the page boundaries, then create a rectangle exactly the size of the page (using snapping to page borders), subtract that small rectangle from the larger to create a hole in it, set the fill to white, move it to a dedicated layer at the ...
In Adobe inDesign and other page layout programs, those lines are called guides. There are margin guides, column guides, bleed guides, and slug guides. The guides are non-printing "imaginary" boundary indicators. You can toggle between "show guides" and "hide guides."
The margins themselves comprise the area between the edges of ...
A minute or so of google-fu leads to:
4cm binding margin
2cm head margin (top of page)
2.5cm fore-edge margin (the bit your thumb is against if
you're riffling through the pages)
4cm tail margin (bottom of page)
Print on one side of the paper.
Use no less than 1.5 ...
If you scale both shapes at the same time, they will stay the same relative distance to each-other.
If you don't want the (relative) size of the strokes to change,
Open the Transform Panel (Window → Transform or Shift+F8) and check Scale Strokes & Effects
I'm not sure why this old thread was resurrected, but this may be a new feature since it was originally asked.
In the Align panel, there is now a feature called Distribute Spacing. If you select 2 items, check off "Use Spacing" and enter an amount there, then click the distribute icon above for either horizontal or vertical, it will space those 2 elements ...
This depends on the entire content you are working with, but, since your spread layout is tilted to the bottom right corner, I would find a way to also tilt the right hand side content.
Optically, the text box on the right sits too close to the blue triangle. I would leave more white space up there, moving the text box either beneath the main headline on ...
The height of an display is
h(d) = d * cos( tan^-1 ( a / b))
Here, d = 55" is the diagonal of the screen in inches, and a = 1920 and b = 1080 are the horizontal and vertical number of pixels. tan^-1 is the inverse tangens or arctangens. You can use WolframAlpha to calculate this.
h(55") = 26.96"
h(65") = 31.87"
Thus, you get your desired ratio by h(65") /...
Three years after this post was made my design team shipped me icons with padding included, it's a mess to align in css.
If I want the icon to fill the button it's in (no padding)
if the icon has no padding
I set the font-size and line-height to the size of the button -> done
if the icon includes a padding
I get up my seat and go smack the designer ...
She could be needing the margin removed so she can fit the icons into a specific spot on her page, from there the engineer will be styling the page via CSS.
Edit: presuming the phrase "style the page" means a webpage