Quick Tip:
Mastering Type with InDesign
(and Other Layout Programs)

What's the best way to format an em dash? Should you have it touch the two words on both sides, as the Chicago Manual of Style advises? Or should you separate it with spaces? (Both look wrong).

When you use ellipses ( … ), should you use the single-key variety that's now available? Or should you use periods with spaces in between? (The answer is “neither.”)

When should you kern your text? How do you control leading? Should you use TrueType, OpenType, or PostScript fonts?

Adobe Press's new book InDesign Type (ISBN 0321385446) answers these and many other type-related questions. Even if you use a page layout program other than InDesign, this book is well worth the price.

If you want the type in your designs to look perfect, this is a complete resource you should add to your professional library.

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