10 pro tips for working with type in InDesign

When it comes to typography, everyone has their own preferences, from typefaces to weight to alignment. InDesign has a number of great features to accommodate the different options available, making working with type an extremely simple and straightforward process.

In this tutorial, I'm going to walk through some of the features I've found most useful in my everyday work on Computer Arts magazine. Focusing mainly on the Character Formatting control panel, I'll show you how these options can be used on a day-to-day basis to help speed up your workflow.

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Jo is group art director on the events team at Future and has worked on a number of magazines and brands, including Computer Arts, What Hi-Fi? and T3. She recently led the redesign of Creative Bloq's sister site, TechRadar.