This is an essential typography course. Books, almost more than any project, need superlative typography to enable your readers to actually read the book. Without these skills and knowledge, your books will be compromised before you even release them.
You will discover why InDesign is necessary for book production. Word, and word processors in general, do not even have the capability of producing excellent typography.
This course covers the basic concepts you need to understand before you start putting your book together: how to set up your document—size, margins, and column width; Typography: what it is and how you produce excellent, readable typography so you can design your paragraphs to enable your readers to comfortably enjoy reading your book. By the time you finish the course, you will be amazed at all you didn't know about typography, readability, and how to communicate with your readers [or the readers of your clients].
Just saying hi and covering what you will be covering in the course—what you can expect.
This book covers quite a bit more than we do in this course. So, if you feel you need any additional information about a particular lecture, just look it up in the book.
There are many characters which you are expected to use as a typesetting professional. In fact, to not use them is considered a typo. Here we talk about some the more common issues you'll face.
This is a slightly rambling demo designed to show you the workflow as you manipulate a paragraph into what you want. These things are always fluid with many adjustments to get the formatting just right. This will give you a feel for the process—plus it will show you several tips and shortcuts in the process.
Follow the instructions from the lecture and produce all the paragraph styles and character styles covered in those instructions.