6. Formats

Formatting fundamentals

Well, you’ve managed to get some text onto your page, but it’s just sitting there in a big clump, and it’s hard to read. By adding space between lines and paragraphs, indents, and other paragraph formats, not only will your type look more elegant and professional, it will also be easier to read.

All the formatting commands described in this chapter affect entire paragraphs rather than individual characters. These commands, which are accessed via the Style menu and the Measurements palette when text is selected, include horizontal alignment, hyphenation and justification, indents, leading, space before and after, keeping lines together, rules, and tabs and . In the next chapter, you’ll learn the ins and outs ...

Get QuarkXPress 7 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.