Web fonts have certainly come a long way since the standard “Web 13”. In addition to font licensing services like Google Fonts (Google), Typekit (Adobe) or WebInk (Extensis), there are now standards for using fonts on the web! I am way out of the loop!
- .eot (embeded Open type) by Microsoft. For Internet Explorer
- .woff (Web Open Font Format) by Mozilla Foundation. For Firefox
- .ttf (True Type Fon) for Chrome, Safari
- .svg (Scalable Vector Graphics). not a font, but used as a failsafe.
Read more on their wikipedia pages!
Chartwell is a tool for easily creating graphs in both web and print environments. In the format of a font, it utilizes OpenType to interpret and visualize the data. The data also remains editable, allowing for painless updates.
I was talking about the Indent to Here character and how awesome it is for bullet lists, and I said you might as well put one in in every bullet. So how would we actually make that happen? A quick GREP find/change of course!
- I asked grep to find [location>beginning of paragraph][wild card > any character] ^.
- I ask grep to replace with [other>indent to her][found text] ~!$0
- for Find Format, I tell InDesign to only find my bullet lists (applied with a paragraph style)
- Essentially, it finds the beginning of every bullet list paragraph, and adds an Indent to Here character.
- Save your query if you are as proud of me as I am!
I had listed this as one of my most anticipated features for InDesign CS5, just because it’s embarrassing that InDesign couldn’t do this before. Finally, InDesign can justify text vertically within a non-rectangular shape.
- Object > Text Frame Options > Vertical Text Justification [Ctrl+B]
I knew there is a non-breaking hyphen, and a non-breaking space, and so I was surprised that there isn’t a non-breaking period when I tried to find one for a URL. Luckily, InDesign’s Character Panel lets you assign any character with a No Break attribute, changing any character into a non-breaking character.
Legal size paper is probably accessible for enough people, right?
*Edit: Ruler Updated. Numbering should be correct now.
** Updated now with a letter sized ruler!
Also, if you are having password problems, use Acrobat to open, not Illustrator