Paragraph Vs Single Line Composer In Adobe InDesign CC
Hi there. Have you ever wondered why sometimes you can see this letter here or these words here. This? S I totally has enough room to fit up here. Okay. It's because by default in design uses something called a paragraph composer. So if you are a real stickler about getting your lines to break right and you're trying to like why is he up here? And you're trying to soft returns and line breaks to try and fix it or non breaking. It's because by default it's doing this because it's trying to balance the entire paragraph, not specifically every line. You can turn this on and off. So with that selected. Okay, we're going to go to our type tool up here in our burger menu. Doesn't matter if you're a character or paragraph, let's click on it and we've got these options here, paragraph composer and single line composer. We won't use these to hear the world ready ones. These are for other languages. If you are dealing with like Arabic or hebrew or japanese, you might be using these because there...
are lots of other special things that need to happen. But if you're just dealing with the english language or at least languages that are based on the roman alphabet, you can toggle between these two. So we're going to keep an eye on, remember our little S. I and we're going to click on single line composer, nothing much is going to change a few of them did see he came up now. So it's trying to balance this thing line by line kind of like typically how you would imagine it works now, you as a design to get to go through and you could now be using break characters to kind of force that down and do it yourself. But by default in design wants to do it for you and balance out the whole paragraph. It's up to you. Now, if you prefer to stay on single line composer, you can go to your preferences and change it in there. Now. That's changed it for this one paragraph. If you want to change that by default, okay, You can go to your preferences to go to in design preferences. Advanced type. Maybe if you're on a pc, it's under edit preferences. Advanced type on the bottom here. The default composer switch it to single line and it'll be like that forever. Cool. Single line composer versus paragraph composer. I'm unsure. Sometimes. I hate it when it tries to force letters where I don't want it. And other times I like that the paragraphs are all nicely balanced, you might have a stronger view than me and you can change it as necessary. Alright. That is it for your composer