Typography

Adobe InDesign

Download and install fonts

Before opening the template make sure you have install the fonts.

  1. Open the Important Install Fonts First.txt file
  2. Open the link in your browser
  3. Download the font file and unzip
  4. Install the fonts
  5. If you're using a Mac, open up FontBook and go to File > Add fonts (this is a quick and easy way to add the whole folder instead of double-clicking on each individual font).
  6. If the font doesn't automatically update, close down InDesign and reopen.

What are Paragraph Styles?

Every text style is saved as a Paragraph Style. This means you can change the font in the Paragraph Styles panel only once, rather than selecting every piece of text individually. Paragraph Styles help to save time and create consistency with your typography. So all your headings and paragraph will look the same.

How to edit the Paragraph Styles

To edit the paragraph styles:

  1. Open up the Paragraph Styles palette
  2. Double-click on the style that you want to edit
  3. Under Basic Character Format change the Font Family to the one your wish to use
  4. From this panel you can edit all of the characteristics of this particular Paragraph Style (Size, leading, tracking, colour etc).

What are Character Styles?

A Character Style is a collection of character formatting attributes that can be applied to text in a single step. Character styles, in InDesign, should only be applied to a character, or a word, or perhaps a sentence or two. For example: bold.

Paragraph Styles are used to style Headings, subheadings and paragraphs. Whereas, Character Styles are used to style individual words. Character Styles stack on top of Paragraph Styles.

Clearing overrides

  1. Select the text
  2. Go to the Paragraph Styles palette
  3. There will be a + sign beside the style
  4. Option-click to clear

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