InDesign CC: Mastering Type with Pariah Burke

InDesign CC: Mastering Type with Pariah Burke

More than 50 tips, tech­niques, and secrets of the InDesign mas­ters for work­ing with type and text!

Watch these 1-5 minute videos à la carte to mas­ter work­ing with type and text in InDesign.

Text is as at the heart of near­ly every InDesign project. Fitting, then, that InDesign is the world’s most advanced type-setting plat­form. With all the text set­ting, styling, and manip­u­la­tion pow­er present in InDesign, it’s entire­ly possible--indeed, prob­a­ble--that a few of those pow­ers have slipped beneath your notice. That’s what Mastering InDesign Type and Text with Pariah Burke is about. What fol­lows are tips, tricks, and tech­niques to help you find and use all of InDesign’s text powers.

Course Contents

  1. Linking to Word Documents for Automatic Updates
  2. Changing Typefaces Without Using the Mouse
  3. Turning Off Hyphenation by Default
  4. Defining Widows and Orphans
  5. Addressing Widows, Orphans, and Other Type Fitting Concerns
  6. Copyfitting by Changing Page Geometry
  7. Preventing Widows with Keep Options
  8. Copyfitting by Balancing Columns
  9. Copyfitting with Balance Ragged Lines
  10. Copyfitting with Manual Line Breaks
  11. Replacing Manual Line Breaks with Discretionary Line Breaks
  12. Copyfitting by Adjusting Word Spacing
  13. Copyfitting by Altering Tracking
  14. Copyfitting by Scaling
  15. Directing Readers with Jumplines and Callbacks
  16. Putting Type on the Top and Bottom of a Circle
  17. Selecting Type
  18. Drag and Drop Text Editing
  19. Dragging and Dropping Text to New Frame
  20. Swapping Spelling and Hyphenation Language Mid-Sentence
  21. Sorting Lists and Paragraphs Alphanumerically
  22. Sorting Comma-Separated Items in a Sentence
  23. Defining Custom Bullets
  24. Setting Bullet Color and Style Separate from Bulleted Text
  25. Creating and Saving Glyph Sets of Your Commonly Used Symbols
  26. Changing InDesign’s Default Font
  27. Previewing Fonts Live on Your Text
  28. Filtering and Searching the Font Family Menu
  29. Seeing What Text is Overset
  30. Reversing Text Headers
  31. Reversing Whole Paragraphs with Paragraph Shading
  32. Highlighting Text at the Character Level
  33. Autosizing Text Frames
  34. Finding Word and Character Counts
  35. Inserting Non-Latin Placeholder Text
  36. Tabbing to New Table Rows
  37. Inserting Tabs into Table Cells
  38. Formatting with Nested Styles
  39. Formatting Sequential Elements with Multiple Nested Styles
  40. Applying Character Styles to Words Inside Paragraphs with a GREP Style
  41. Adding Words and Names to InDesign’s Dictionary
  42. Teaching InDesign to Hyphenate Words it Doesn’t Know
  43. Making Some Words and Proper Names Never Hyphenate
  44. Keeping Compound Word Parts Together with Non-Breaking Hyphens
  45. Configuring URLs and Phrases to Never Break Across Lines
  46. Applying No Break On Demand with a Single-Click
  47. Applying No Break Automatically with GREP Style
  48. Adding Selective Hyphenation Exceptions with Discretionary Hyphens
  49. Stopping a Single Instance of a Word from Hyphenating
  50. Changing Hyphenation Behavior and Frequency
  51. Using Italic and Bold Character Styles (Always)
  52. Switching the Control Panel Between Character and Paragraph Mode with a Shortcut
  53. Forcing InDesign to Recompose All Text to Reflect Changes
  54. Mixing or Choosing a Non-Swatch Color Inside the Paragraph Style Options Dialog

Pariah Burke

Author, consultant, trainer, guru: Digital Publishing, ePub, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark. Empowering, Informing, Connecting Creative Professionals™