Chapter 10

Formatting Paragraphs


check Setting indents and leading

check Setting space above and below

check Keeping lines together

check Aligning paragraphs to a grid

check Adding bullets, numbers, and rules

check Setting five kinds of tabs

check Styling paragraphs automatically

Paragraphs are the basic building blocks of stories. They break stories into digestible chunks, both visually and logically. Over the centuries, publishers have developed many formatting techniques to help readers not only follow the story but also keep them visually interested. In this chapter, you learn basic formatting techniques such as controlling line spacing, interparagraph spacing, indents, justification, and aligning to a grid. You also learn to apply more creative formatting, such as drop caps, lines (rules) that float along ...

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