What is the space after & leading in Adobe InDesign?
Hi there in this video. We're going to look at the space after paragraph and we're going to look at leading in the same go where we turned this text right here to magic happens. And we've got some space after which is the space after these paragraphs here. And we've opened up the leading a little bit between the lines. Let's go and do that now in this tutorial. Okay. To practice. We're going to open up a separate file, go to file and open And in our exercise files under 03 newsletter, there's one in there called Space After. Let's open them up. And what I've done is I've got kind of two examples of how you might get type. Okay. One is when somebody's been typing, they've put one return in after the after the full stop. You can see there there's a full stop and then put in a return. Okay. To get down to the next line. Often this comes from modern versions of word and modern versions of Word processes because they add space after by default, older versions don't. So you have to put into ...
returns to get a bit of a gap between them. So when you bring them into in design okay, they can look different like this. This one has two returns and this one has one. How do you know there's to returns, we can look at something called Invisibles. So go to type and go down the bottom. It says show hidden characters. When I said Invisibles. I mean hidden characters. Okay. And we can kind of see here that is the symbol for a paragraph break. So there's been a return and then the next line starts. Whereas here you can see there's a return and then to put in another space put another return. So there's two of them. Let's look how we treat both of those with our space after I'm going to turn off my hayden's, all my invisibles. Okay. And what I'm gonna do is I'm going to select all of this text here. Okay and what I'm gonna do is go to paragraph. Okay, so we're on character before on paragraph and the space after is this one here? It's a little bit hard to work out who's who you're looking for that icon. If you hover above the icon there, it'll tell you I am space after. Okay, so I'm gonna click on it. I'm going to go up through now minds and millimeters yours might be sitting inches. Just go up until there's no like specific amount you need to have. It's more of a visual guide. Like what you feel is a nice bit of gap between the paragraphs. Great. So that gives you really good control over the space between them over a long document. Whereas this one here is going to be a little bit different. Okay, say I want to make this smaller and what people tend to do is if you want to make this smaller and you do kind of like cavemen space after is people just highlight this thing here. You've probably done it before. I've done it. Okay go to character and you make the font size smaller and you can kind of do that but you can see the problem with I have to do it to this one into this one and then if the client comes back and says, hey, you know that 100 page document you're working on, can you can you adjust the space after and you've done it this way Okay? You say no no that is far too hard. So what we need to do is we need to undo a few times until it's gone. And what we need to do is clear out the double returns just so there's singles like the top here where it's nice and easy to control to do it. We need to remove them. We can do it manually. Of course this is only a small bit of text so we could just go through and actually delete the extra returns but say it's a longer document and we want to be quick. I've selected all the text, we go to edit. There's one in here called find and change and this is just regular. Find and change. Find a word, change it with another word. We're going to use this one at the top here called query. There's some pre made what's called grip, find changes. We're going to use this one that says multiple return to single return. So it's going to go through all my document. That's the code that grip code for double returns and it's going to switch it out for a single return. Okay? And I'm going to go to change and it's found seven replacements and I'm gonna click Ok? You can see it's done it all in one big go. Okay. I find this is a really quick easy helpful way just to make sure you got single returns. I'm going to select it all and I'm gonna add my space after paragraph and I find three millimeters is good. I'm not sure what it is. And inches. Okay. But it is just a personal preference. Before we go we'll look at letting go letting is the space after Is the gap between paragraphs leading? Is the gaps between actual lines because they're kind of similar. So let's select it all. Okay. And we're going to go back to character and there's this one here called leading leading is an old fashioned way of calling it. Okay? Line spacing. So what we're gonna do is increase it up. You can see the paragraph spacing is the same but the space between the lines is different. Okay, so you adjust those separately and that my friends is space after. What we'll do now is go through and just adjust this one here. So I'm going to first of all select it all. I'm going to make my font Roberto. I'm gonna make it regular. I'm going to make the font size 10 point. Okay, Body copy and magazines is nearly always 10 point can be a tiny bit less. Not too much more because it becomes a hard to read 12. You'll find. If you print it off, it's quite big. Do a test, print it off, check it out and go, yep, 12 is too big Case you might choose 10.5 or 11. There's no official number but 10 points is normally it now. In terms of the leading, I might open it up just a little bit defaulted to 12. We're going to open up to 13 and now I'm going to play around with my space after which is just under paragraph. There it is there. I'm gonna increase this up. This document is set 2", so what looks good. Mm hmm. I don't like that a little bit more. That looks okay. Nice, Great. So let's move on to the next video