Keep Options. This blows my mind. What does it mean? Why is it here? It’s a way for your chapters or whatever to always start on the right page, or the left page, or what have you. What are some other features that you might have never bothered to look for and done everything one at a time? Loads. So much that I can’t even begin to blog about it. As a new rule, when you’re in InDesign and have some free time, just explore all the buttons. I think that because the software has to be so versatile, there’s a lot of features that can be creatively applied to achieve the task you want (like negative indentation). There are also a lot of features that can mess you up if you accidentally turn them on and forget about them (again, long list).
The baseline grid options use leading numbers! The baseline grid also overrides what leading in your paragraph styles you have going on.
- set up your baseline grids (Command B)
- optical kerning
- tell paragraph styles to adhere to baseline grid
- flow text
- apply body copy to everything
- then use Command F to find and apply styles
–I’ll add to this page as I go if I can. This InDesign is boggling my mind.–
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