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Sounds like you already know... "Word is not a typesetting/layout program and they cannot have the InDesign files supplied as a Word document so they can make changes themselves. If I try converting the InDesign document to Word then all the margins, running heads/footnotes, images/layout are not kept exactly as requested."* I mean.. that's essentially ...


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There are probably hundreds of fonts which fits your description, so finding one that fits your taste might be like searching for a needle in a haystack. I assume that the font needs to be free, so I would suggest the following: Enter a site with free fonts like dafont or Google Fonts. Choose a preview text with many different letters and a %-sign. For ...


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Kerning and tracking, as @GerardFalla is talking about, are both related to the spacing of characters. The space between words is simply called Word Spacing. It can be specified in professional layout applications like InDesign, but I'm afraid that MS Word doesn't have this setting (although I might be mistaken). A google search on the subject seems to ...


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The text is definitely Plantin, a precursor of Times, not Times itself. Additional clear differences from Times are the gap in the P and the slanted sides of the M. The percent sign is left unexplained because all Plantin samples I see have a disconnected percent. The tied percent in this book appears to be a substitution or customization. If the percent ...


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At first, I thought the most likely candidate was Linotype's Times, because it has the right style of percent sign and it's included with Apple operating systems. (Microsoft's Times New Roman is provided by Monotype.) However, as you mentioned in comments, the book is from 1988, before "standard" fonts bundled with OS or office software really took over the ...


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This could be a Caslon. The following is a preview using William Caslon Text. This version is not a free font. The body text could also be STIX Two Text. This is a free font.


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I think you are overthinking this. PDF is a paginated file format. Word is a paginated file format. Are you sure they don't want you to simply slap page-sized PNGs/JPGs into a word file? If they were expecting to edit the book via Word then they are S.O.L. Converting your InDesign work into an editable Word file is what I would call a "Change Order" and ...


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You should always mention deliverables in writing when taking on such a job, some clients and especially many inexperienced clients who go around on sites like Upwork, will just have no idea of how things work and will assume the wrong things. Before you take a job like this, they need to be explained in writing "i am going to deliver this in PDF" and they ...


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If the client needs Word, send a word file, if he uses something else, uses something else. Designing is not presenting something "nice" but not usable. Design studies the real needs of a project, in this case, usability. If pagination is your only concern, either skip that part or talk to the client about the limitations of that specific feature. You can ...


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I'm teaching students using MS Word and LaTeX. So here the mechanism with word: MS Word never had a good word spacing and you simply can not adjust it. To get a better word spacing you have to add manual hyphenations or to rephrase the text! That means if you have no possibility to add an hyphenation to get larger word spacing you realy have to ...


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Kerning and tracking are two related and frequently confused typographical terms. Both refer to the adjustment of space between characters of type. Kerning Is Selective Letterspacing Kerning is the adjustment of space between pairs of letters. Some pairs of letters create awkward spaces. Kerning adds or subtracts space between letters to create ...


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I know a workaround. To visually edit the vector shape in word, do the following: Type your character in illustrator. Convert to outline Export as a .wmf (or .emf) In Word, Insert > Picture and choose your exported file Right Click your image, Group > Ungroup to convert it to a Microsoft Drawing Object Right Click again and choose Edit Points But as Gerard ...


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These are glyphs in the font definitions - they are coded into the font as designed - Illustrator and InDesign and other similar tools can show you a happy overview of all available glyphs in a font, and in fact your OS can too (Windows it's called Character Map, in Mac OS (at the moment) it's called Special Characters or Show Emoji & Symbols) and you ...


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A minute or so of google-fu leads to: Text layout: 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 ...


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