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What is the space after & leading in Adobe InDesign?

Lesson 43 from: Adobe InDesign Fundamentals

Daniel Walter Scott

What is the space after & leading in Adobe InDesign?

Lesson 43 from: Adobe InDesign Fundamentals

Daniel Walter Scott

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43. What is the space after & leading in Adobe InDesign?

Lessons

Class Trailer

Overview

1

InDesign Tutorial Basics Class Introduction

01:50
2

Exercise files & Projects

02:39
3

What Does Adobe InDesign do?

01:34
4

What are the differences between InDesign and PageMaker, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark?

05:10

PROJECT 1: One page flyer

5

How to change MM to Inches & changing UK to US dictionary in InDesign?

01:39
6

New document in InDesign - what is bleed & slug?

08:08
7

How to create your own RGB & CMYK colors in Adobe InDesign

08:39
8

How do I steal colors from a logo using InDesign?

03:14
9

How to color the background of a page in InDesign?

03:33
10

Importing resizing rotating & flipping images & Logos inside InDesign

07:53
11

How to Import text from Microsoft Word into Adobe InDesign

05:46
12

How to group, ungroup & rotate images in Adobe InDesign

05:12
13

How to make a dotted line, dashed line & borders in InDesign

05:20
14

How best to preview your work in Adobe InDesign

05:16
15

How to make a simple PDF from InDesign

06:43
16

How to save your InDesign file as a JPEG

02:27
17

Why should I use CC Libraries in InDesign?

05:08
18

How to share your InDesign files with others by using package document

04:26
19

Class Exercise 1

03:24
20

Quiz - One Page Flyer

PROJECT 2: Other people's files

21

Ideas, Inspiration & starter templates

04:59
22

Working with other people's InDesign documents, missing images

03:12
23

How to find missing fonts in InDesign?

04:27
24

How to replace images in InDesign?

01:30
25

Opacity, transparency and see through ness in Adobe InDesign

02:29
26

Why is InDesign adding [Converted] and making me 'save as'

01:06
27

What if I can’t find the InDesign file - can I open the PDF?

02:37
28

Quiz - Other people's files

PROJECT 3: Company Newsletter/Brochure

29

Creating a new company newsletter or brochure, what are spreads in InDesign

06:58
30

How to use a Master Page in Adobe InDesign

05:33
31

How do to add automatic page numbering to a InDesign file

04:11
32

Removing a master page & deleting parts off the master page in InDesign

02:30
33

Production Video 1

02:53
34

What is Effective PPI & Image resolution in the InDesign links panel

06:52
35

How to add drop shadows to an image or logo in InDesign

04:20
36

What is TypeKit used for in Adobe InDesign?

08:37
37

How to add the Copyright, Registered & Trademark symbols in InDesign

05:08
38

Where can I find the different versions of letters in InDesign - Ligatures.

03:35
39

How to add placeholder text & lorem ipsum & get a word count in InDesign

03:04
40

Importing Text from Microsoft Word & keeping or removing the formatting

02:58
41

Creating Columns in a text box using Adobe InDesign

01:46
42

How do I justify text & turn off hyphenation in InDesign?

03:59
43

What is the space after & leading in Adobe InDesign?

05:22
44

How to underline text with a full width line in Adobe InDesign?

01:53
45

How do I make a paragraph style in Adobe InDesign?

06:06
46

How do I update a Paragraph Style in Adobe InDesign?

04:28
47

How to use Find & Change to remove double spaces after a period or full stop.

02:37
48

Stealing colours from images, is there a format painter in Adobe InDesign?

03:09
49

InDesign Class Exercise 2 - Magazine Spread

04:22
50

Quiz - Company Newsletter/Brochure

PROJECT 4: Long Business Document

51

How to bring in lots of text into InDesign at once

08:11
52

How do I import paragraph styles from another document

12:45
53

How do I insert completely blank pages in Adobe InDesign

02:03
54

How do I create a gradient in Adobe InDesign

07:20
55

Do I need to use layers in Adobe InDesign

05:27
56

Opacity advanced, mater marks and Transparency Effects in Adobe InDesign

04:24
57

How do I add rounded corners to an image or box in Adobe InDesign?

02:52
58

How to add a large first letter to my text aka Drop Cap

02:16
59

How do I increase the space between letters in Adobe InDesign aka Tracking or Kerning

02:32
60

How do I get text to move around an image or shape using text wrap

03:57
61

Why can’t I put text over anything that has text wrap applied?

03:25
62

How to draw an arrow or triangle or star in Adobe InDesign

06:40
63

How do I put an image inside other shapes like a circle - cropping

02:47
64

What is Adobe Stock

04:17
65

Where can I find free images & icons that I can use for my business

04:23
66

How do I add bullets and numbered lists in Adobe InDesign?

00:51
67

How can I create a table inside Adobe InDesign?

07:10
68

How do I convert tables from Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel into Adobe InDesign

04:26
69

How do I get images to move with the text in Adobe InDesign using anchored objects?

03:22
70

How do I create a Line Break, Column Breaks & Page Breaks in Adobe InDesign?

04:16
71

How do I make an automatic table of contents in Adobe InDesign?

04:46
72

How do you change the tabs in Adobe InDesign?

04:30
73

Can I change the numbering of my pages so 1 starts later in the InDesign file?

03:26
74

Quiz - Long Business Document

PROJECT 5: Conference Name Badge

75

How do I combine Microsoft Excel spreadsheet in InDesign?

09:04
76

CLASS EXERCISE: Create your own business card

01:16
77

Quiz - Conference Name Badge

What next

78

How to create a mockup for your portfolio using InDesign

04:07
79

InDesign cheat sheet & shortcuts

12:45
80

BONUS: Software Updates

40:41
81

What to do after this InDesign tutorial class?

01:07
82

Quiz - What Next

Final Quiz

83

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

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

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Jerome Clark
 

I think Dan is very good at explaining and breaking down complex content. I like the way there are lots of small sessions which is good for keeping focus. I would advise anyone who does this course and is taking notes to label which session the notes are referring to as I have struggled to find a few looking back and this helped me. It really made me realise how much I didn't know and had been fudging. Thank you Dan I will be taking plenty more of your courses in the coming months it's been a great help.

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