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InDesign Type: Professional Typography with Adobe InDesign (3rd Edition) [Kindle Edition]

Nigel French
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Book Description

Typography is the foundation of graphic design, and the most effective way to be a better designer is to understand type and use it confidently and creatively. This fully updated third edition is a comprehensive guide to creating professional type with Adobe InDesign. It covers micro and macro typography concepts, from understanding the nuance of a single spacing width to efficiently creating long and complex documents. Packed with visual examples, InDesign expert and acclaimed design instructor Nigel French shows not just how to use InDesign’s extensive type features, but why certain approaches are preferable to others, and how to avoid common mistakes. Whether you’re creating a single-page flyer or a thousand-page catalog, whether your documents will be printed or viewed on screen, InDesign Type is an invaluable resource for getting the most out of InDesign’s typographic toolset.


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About the Author

With more than twenty years experience as a graphic designer, Nigel is keen to help design your book, magazine, poster, brochure—or anything else you need designing. Nigel offers training and consulting to businesses and individuals wanting to use their software more effectively and creatively. He is author of two books published by Adobe Press. 

Nigel lives in Brighton, England.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 22784 KB
  • Print Length: 301 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0321966953
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Adobe Press; 3 edition (13 Feb. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IF8818W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #682,069 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous reference 27 May 2014
By Mr M
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Well written and easy to understand. Everything is explained with examples and pictures. Great book, do not hesitate buying it.
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By far the most informative and easy to understand guide I have come across. The topics are covered in a logical progression and written in a nice easy-going style. Ideal for someone wishing to move on from a basic understanding of desktop publishing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reference for anyone using indesign cc 9 Sept. 2014
By Rob
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Superb, a real must for anyone who wants to learn indesign cc and the essentials of type. This book contains something for everyone no matter your experience and current skill level. A broad and comprehensive guide.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 1 Aug. 2014
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Brilliant book. Seriously - forget the "InDesign Classroom in a Book" and get this one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Finally! Finally! Widows/Orphans explained accurately. 1 May 2014
By S. Moulton - Published on
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Years I have spent, researching, going back to my college education, and none of my instructors could get this right. As a typography instructor I searched for the correct definition of widows, orphans, and line runts, and finally found this with "Elements of Typographic Style," by Robert Bringhurst. Bringhurst's book is known as the typographic bible, however this information is so misrepresented in many typography books by typography authorities. Nigel's book finally explains it correctly. It is very clear. I have been Crusader Rabbit about this information, and I fully support—and very much appreciate—Nigel being on the mark. Thank you so very much. I will recommend (and I do) your material to my students.

…freaked out slightly, that I missed the other two additions. Hmmm. I ditched books for awhile and wrote my own material.

I might also add, this book is very relevant material for anyone wanting to have intelligent, attractive, and usable/readable layouts using InDesign. As a content-focused designer, I can honestly say there is nothing in this book that isn't crucial to know as a professional. A lot of what I know about publication design I have learned from Nigel ( and I fully support the information here.

I have to say this, also: When I grade and give feedback, I spend untold hours explaining and referring students to resources. I think, about 90% of what I need to refer my student to, are in this book. It would make a lot of sense to make this a required textbook for a typography class, and graphic design in general.

I will need to revisit this review when I get more into the content. Love this book! I could sit and read it like a novel. Thanks, Nigel.

I have not been paid to write this review. I really believe all this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great combination of typography and technical skills 27 April 2014
By Lukas - Published on
If you have learned the basics, and what to take your work in indesign to the next level... this is the book. The layout of the book is easy to read and the examples of style are relevant and easily accessible. The blend of how and why typography and technology go hand in hand. I love browsing the book and hope all my students invest in it as a resource for when they go on internship. Worth reading, and reading again. :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best, easy to use guidelines 8 Oct. 2014
By Lee - Published on
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I should have bought this book first! Has the best information on hyphenation and justification; I was struggling to get my book to look right and was using h and j parameters that other authors recommended, then I used French's parameters, and BINGO! my book snapped into place and looks great! Best money spent on a how-to book!
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than the book I bought last year 8 Mar. 2015
By Vero - Published on
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Better than the book I bought last year, this Indesign book explains clearly the rules of typography for whom wants to work with Indesign. However, you'll need to have a little bit of Indesign knowledge. At least you should know what a tools panel is, a layer, how to import a picture, a text, the masterpages, etc. etc. I really like the way the book is made, each chapter corresponding to a step up in the software learning.Sincerely it takes a litlle bit of time to read and apply the rules compared to a tutorial online, but it's worth it.
5.0 out of 5 stars An Education in Type 30 Nov. 2014
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Great reference for selecting type and using InDesign.
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