How do I justify text & turn off hyphenation in InDesign?
Hi there in this video, we're going to look at justification and hyphenation at the moment. We have the text from the previous video and we want to go from this and then justify it like this. Nice and then we're going to go through and turn the hyphenation off, which are these little hyphens here. So let's go and do that now and hyphenation, Zaroff. So let's go and learn how to do that. Okay, let's start with justification. Easy enough one. So I'm going to grab my text box. I'm gonna grab my type tool. Now. What we want to do is make sure all the text is selected. What's actually happening is can you see this little red box down the bottom here? It means that there's not enough room for my type to fit. So we're going to have to, we're going to lower the font size a little bit later anyway, so we're not too worried about it now, but I need to select all of the text and you can click in here. Okay, anywhere and go to edit select all. Okay. And they will select the text. Even the stuff yo...
u can't see because if you just do the stuff you see, it will only change that and there'll be stuff hanging off the edge here that won't be justified or what I end up doing is it's a bit weird, but if you double click, you get the word, you give it three clicks, you get the line, give it four clicks, you get the paragraph and if you have five, you get the whole thing, including the stuff on the outside. Seems not that quick. I know there's other ways like control a on a PC or command a on a MAC, any which way you like to select them. I don't know why I use this five click, use it all the time anyway. It's especially good when you want to click just a paragraph or just the line. Alright. So I've got everything selected and I want to go up the top here from character to paragraph and you see along the top here, we've used left align, right, align and center. We're going to use this one here. This is justified left. Okay. And it just means that everything is going to line up and be forced to the edges. I don't really like justification because I find justification looks better visually as like, because that's a nice thing. Everything lines up, it's all QB But in terms of reading, there could be some really big these things here called rivers where you end up with kind of these gaps flowing through things where rivers are running through big white holes, you can see a big one there. And it's also that we can make it look butted up next to each other. But when you're actually reading it, there's some really big justification gaps and I guess that's the trade off whether you want it to look nice and in little boxes or whether you want the actual lines to read nicely. I don't really like justification, but to be honest, whenever I'm reading something, I never pick it up and go, just a fight, I can't read this. So in terms of the user experience, um, let's not worry about it too much. If I find some of your work and it's justified, I promise to only lecture you behind your back. Okay. So what we're going to do is look at hyphenation now because justification, hyphenation often work together and it's hyphenation is the little hyphens here. Okay. And justification forces a little bit more or makes them a little bit more obvious. So I'm going to turn it off. Okay. But when I turn hyphenation off, so I selected it all and we're going to go up to there. So we're on paragraph hyphenation, click. The only trouble with hyphenation is that it gets rid of all the little hanging bits, but we've got more gaps between them. So you've got to decide if you like justification. How much do you need hyphenation? And in terms of hyphenation it's on by default every time I draw in your type box. Okay. And I start to say let's add some placeholder text. You'll see that hyphenation is on by default. Okay. It normally is. So what you can do if it keeps coming on by default is have nothing selected. So absolutely nothing in your document. Okay, then go to your type tool and go to paragraph and if you turn on or off here, it will be set as the default for this document. Okay? So I'm gonna have mine set off. So there's no more hyphenation every time I draw a type box. So in my case, I am going to leave it justified and I am going to make sure hyphenation is on just because it's breaking into. I'm just I can't hack all these big white spaces here. Okay, So that's my balance. So delete him that my friends is justification and hyphenation. Let's save your document and move onto the next video.