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First of all, the point of indenting the first line of paragraphs is to help the reader distinguish adjacent paragraphs when reading or skimming the text. Doing this in addition to not justifying the last line of a paragraph has several advantages: The non-justified line may still take up almost the entire linewidth. It is helpful to have some sort of ...


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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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There is no hard-and-fast rule or requirement which applies to every situation. It's house style, or up to the designer if there is no established style. Either one is fine. While I personally might lean toward having no indent on the first paragraph of a chapter, if it's just a new section with a headline, I'd use one. I would not, however, indent the ...


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Create two styles, Indent and No Indent. When you set your copy, do one of two things: Make everything Indent and manually change the first one to No Indent. In the paragraph settings for No Indent, change Next Style to Indent. (I forget where this is exactly and I don't have the program open to check.) It won't flow that way automatically, but at the end ...


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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'm pretty sure there is no built-in method in InDesign to achieve what you want, however, your problem can be solved with a little script: #target InDesign var defaultIndent = 0; //Checks if a text frame with 2 or more paragraphs was selected. if (app.selection.length < 1 || !(app.selection[0].parentStory.paragraphs.length > 1)) { alert("Error\...


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2.3.1 Set opening paragraphs flush left “The function of a paragraph indent is to mark a pause, setting the paragraph apart from what precedes it. If a paragraph is preceded by a title or subhead, the indent is superfluous and can therefore be omitted.” From The Elements of Typographic Style: Version 4.0 by Robert Bringhurst This was considered the bible ...


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Not certain there are definitive values one can use here. Each typeface is different. For example, I like ITC Stone Informal quite a bit for body copy. However, I will often apply a -5 tracking value when using it so it's slightly tighter than the default tracking. On the other hand a font such as Ropa Soft Pro almost always requires either double spaces ...


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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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The regular expression engine chooses the first match that's possible. For example the regular expression foo|foo bar will never match foo bar simply because it will always match foo first. See the engine does a match and continues its work form that point forward, never looking back. A similar things happens with GREP styles. Except it happens in reverse, ...


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Don't indent the first paragraph of an article after the headline. The whole point of an indent is to tell the reader you are starting a new paragraph. With the first paragraph this is already clear, and as such it's unnecessary and redundant.


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In the paragraph style Keep Options for "Word" (you are using paragraph styles, right?) use "Keep with next" and give a value of one line. Anywhere this paragraph style appears, it will not permit the following paragraph to flow to the next column or page.


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You can not accomplish your "desired" image with a single text box due to the text flowing vertical, then to the second column. With a single text frame the only possibility is the "current" image. You could accomplish your desired flow by using two text boxes and anchoring the text box for your internal headline to the column text, with the appropriate ...


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Assuming each item is a separate text box, you use the text tool to link them in that order manually at the text outflow and inflow boxes.


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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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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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Close all your Documents (this makes any change global, so it applies to every new document afterwards) with InDesign still open, Go to Type > Paragraph > Tip arrow options Choose Hyphenation > shut it off


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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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My guess is you have a character style affecting the first bullet. To do this properly create a paragraph style for the list and apply it while removing overrides. This should clean up any 'mixed' formatting.


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Beyond Metis's excellent answer, I can only add: you'll know it when you see it. Tracking adjustments are meant to help your eye flow along the paragraph without stumbling over individual words, letters, or gaps. Some fonts are designed with wide kerning (spaces between letters in the font), so tightening by -5 snugs everything together. Some need a little ...


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InDesign has a feature called "Data Merge" which allows you to create a layout, tag some frames in it and import a .csv* file. Take a look at these docs from Adobe https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/data-merge.html or search for the term "InDesign Data Merge". * comma separated values - can be exported from Excel or Google Spreadsheets)


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Definitely. You need to set up two separate styles: one style for simple text (not numbered) a copy of that style where you merely select 'Numbers' under 'Bullets and Numbering' section of this second paragraph style. the auto-numbering will work with everything else set by default under this panel further read: https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/...


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I am the asker of the question, but I will get us started. The following seems to belong to the canon: Penguin Books under Jan Tschichold Jan Tschichold has been called a titan of typography and a pioneer of modern graphic design (here). As best as I can tell, every biography of him prominently features his tenure at Penguin Books. Scholarly articles and ...


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Probably you could use Edit > Clone if you just want to duplicate the text from one side to the other. Or if you want to import data from a text cvs text file use the File > Print Merge comand.


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You can't achieve what you want only using styling. In InDesign the text behaves like pure text nodes in HTML. You can't add a box around single words like using a span in HTML. You can instead paste the pill shaped text frame (or any other object) into your main text frame as an anchored object. The pasted object now behaves like a letter in the text. ...


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As explained in the posts you linked, “the point of indenting the first line of paragraphs is to help the reader distinguish adjacent paragraphs when reading or skimming the text.” So when you have an element (like a list) that clearly separates the paragraphs already, an indentation could easily become unnecessary or even a bad choice. But it would depend ...


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A guess: You have a hidden object, maybe an empty text box. It can be in the master page and that object has "jump text" property ON. If Object > Show all on spread doesn't work, try it on the master page.


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Not exactly sure if I understand the question correctly. But PhotoShop handles creating text in two different ways. You can have a paragraph text (which allows for auto-line breaks) and point text (which is single line.) Here is a quick video I did of how text is added/created/manipulated. https://cloudup.com/crbSf3rdeqI


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