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Pantone Introduces Peel-And-Place Chips

Pantone Introduces Peel-And-Place Chips

Pantone’s new ad­he­sive chip sheets make those broken-teeth per­fo­rat­ed chip sheets ob­so­lete.The chip sheets we’ve all seen stashed on the shelves of ad agency and de­sign shops are about to change. In the past they’ve been sim­ply per­fo­rat­ed and…
Styling Tab Leaders In InDesign CS2

Styling Tab Leaders In InDesign CS2

Sometimes, when cre­at­ing tab lead­ers, you’ll want a sym­bol size that’s dif­fer­ent from the type size that you have in the rest of the list you’re cre­at­ing. You can do this by styling each line of tab lead­ers one by one,…
Cut Through Telephone Voice Systems–To a Real Human!

Cut Through Telephone Voice Systems–To a Real Human!

The GetHuman Project is a vol­un­teer Website de­vot­ed to im­prov­ing the qual­i­ty and speed of tele­phone sup­port and ser­vice sys­tems in the US. The Website of­fers gen­er­al tips and ad­vice for speed­ing through and get­ting the most out of deal­ing with…
Hanging Punctuation in QuarkXPress

Hanging Punctuation in QuarkXPress

Hanging punctuation–the prac­tice of let­ting open­ing punc­tu­a­tion “hang out” be­yond the vi­su­al edge of a block of text which ac­tu­al­ly re­in­forces that edge–is not some­thing that’s au­to­mat­ic in QuarkXPress: it takes a lit­tle bit of ro­manc­ing, but it can be done. To hang,…
Hanging Punctuation in InDesign

Hanging Punctuation in InDesign

When try­ing to achieve a clean edge on the type in your para­graph, one must push the open­ing punc­tu­a­tion (typ­i­cal­ly an open-quote) be­yond the ver­ti­cal vi­su­al line of alignment–make the pun­cu­tu­a­tion “hang”. “Hanging pun­cu­ta­tion” is as­tound­ing­ly sim­ple in InDesign. First, se­lect…
Drop Caps in QuarkXPress

Drop Caps in QuarkXPress

Styling drop caps for your in­tro­duc­to­ry para­graphs us­ing QuarkXPress is straight­for­ward; the trick here is know­ing where to find the place where it’s sp­e­fi­cied. As it hap­pens, it’s in the Paragraph Attributes di­a­log box. Place your in­ser­tion point in­to the para­graph…