Lively discussions on the graphic arts and publishing — in print or on the web

Go Back   Desktop Publishing Forum > General Discussions > Print Design

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 08-13-2009, 06:34 AM   #22
Founding Sysop
ktinkel's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: In Connecticut, on the Housatonic River near its mouth at Long Island Sound.
Posts: 11,189

Originally Posted by Mike View Post
I do find that inDesign's paragraph composer helps a lot - though lines that look OK on screen may not do in print.
That’s for sure.

Just as no one should select fonts at large sizes when they are intended for text. It is too easy to be charmed by some details that are almost invisible on the page. Or worse, that make the text hard to read.

Maybe I should send you one of my books for a critique - when I feel brave enough.
Oh, no! No books, at least not for such a purpose! I imagine you do just fine, anyway.

It occurred to me that I don’t really like hyphens either. Hyphenation is essential, but the character sure is unappealing. Good thing that it practically disappears on the page (unless, of course, it is badly used).

ktinkel is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Book Cover design & layout johnnyboy General Publishing Topics 17 12-30-2008 07:27 PM
Annoying Postage Stamp Page dthomsen8 The Corner Pub 2 12-15-2007 05:14 PM
Good Desk Reference and Learning/How-To Book for CS2/CS2 Design Suite ShelleyWynn Software 9 08-10-2007 02:45 PM
Cook book design rant ktinkel Print Design 6 05-24-2007 06:37 AM

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:48 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Contents copyright 2004–2018 Desktop Publishing Forum and its members.