Lesson B: The Text Frame Options Dialog Box

  • Open the downloaded document called 5 Frame Options & Object Styles.indd. Go to page 4 and fit that page in the window (-0/Ctrl-0). You’ll see some familiar text.
  • Insert your text cursor into the second paragraph, “Like curly paper.”

This document’s text preferences have been set to have leading affect an entire paragraph to make adjusting the leading easier.

  • Hold down option/Alt as you press the up and down arrow keys, and notice how adjusting the leading affects the distance of this line from the one above it.
  • Do the same with the first line (“Pretty Bark”) and enjoy the frustration you feel when you realize that leading has no effect on its position—yet.

Baseline Options

  • Set the leading ...

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