main index of all writing
articles on IT and computing
articles on general topics
   www.niyam.com

contents | gnulinux | writing | design | workshops | consulting | more                      

click to view other articles in PCWorld by niyam
See++

Niyam's ground-breaking section on digital imagery and design.

More See++ Articles:
  1. Photoshop:
    The Third Eye of Shiva.


  2. Kartikeya:
    The God of KPT


  3. Mehndi and Illustrator.

  4. A Day in the LiveMotion
    of Brahma.


  5. Meghduuta: The Flash-inspiring poem by Kalidas.

  6. Ayurvedic GoLive.

  7. Dharam & Veer Sholay-out in DreamWeaver.

  8. Desi Fundaa
    on InDesign.


  9. CorelDraw: Akbar's Ninth Jewel?

  10. Digital Printers:
    Colorful Tales from the Land of Kamasutra.


  11. Chameleon Karma with Photoshop Color Management System.

  12. Paperless Paper
    with Acrobat.


  13. Photokina: Photography gets a digital facelift.


For other columns in PCWorld, click here.
 

InDesign:

<< Back    Next >>
DHABHA MENU
Many fonts include hundreds or even thousands of glyphs, ranging from multiple versions of individual letters to typographically correct fractions, special ornaments, and more. How-ever, until the release of Adobe InDesign, designers had no way to ac-cess all of these glyphs, except by in-vesting in expert versions of fonts.
Even then, expert fonts typically made only a portion of a font’s glyphs avail-able. With InDesign, you have access to every glyph in every font through the easy-to-use Insert Character dialog box (Figure 8: Most Wanted).
All those hard-to-find characters, herded together in one neat dialog box and also in a pop-up menu. At last!To quickly add one, you can right-click on the text and choose Insert Character.
The Find/Change com-mand contains a production treasure trove. The abil-ity to search for and change almost any char-acter- or paragraph-level formatting sets InDesign really apart (Figure 9: Lost).
InDesign's powerful search and replace feature looks for anything, including special characters, formatting styles, and even fonts.
You can change any character or para-graph style. Or you can search and replace a par-ticular font used. You can quickly search and replace special charac-ters and typographical elements, such as em (-) dashes or discre-tionary hyphens.
PARROT’S NEST OF WORDS
Any object, including rectangles, ovals, polygons, hand-drawn bezier shapes, and converted text, can be a text frame (Figure 10: Nest of Words).
Even text shapes can become frames embedding text and graphics in turn. Notice the adjusted clipping-path around the guitar.
You can even paste a frame within a frame within a frame, creating nested frames that go many layers deep and produce vivid and unusual design re-sults.
The most powerful aspect of nested frames is that you retain com-plete control over them-you can sub-select nested frames and move, resize, rotate, shear, and otherwise manipulate them to get the precise look you want, instantly. In InDesign, text frames are highly flexible: Let’s say you create separate text frames and then change your mind and want to link them to-gether.

It’s a simple process with InDesign.



[     1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10     ]

[     11   12   13   14   15   16     ]


<< Back    Next >>


[ Top ]



13 October 2004 © niyam bhushan