Explanation of Type Menu in Adobe InDesign – Part 2
We have an option to split the paragraph text to multiple columns by selecting Span Columns, which provides option to split columns in Paragraph Layout. We can define number of columns, inside grid and also outside grid. We have the control to change the settings of Hyphenation. Here we can control number of letters to hyphenate and also better spacing between words for hyphenation. We also have a setting to control the nested styles and also drop cap for the paragraph text.
We have a special option to set paragraph rules for paragraph text, where we can customize rules before and after the text. It gives us the option to change the style of rules and also offset between the rules and text. We can also change the weight of the rules and also colour of the rules. We have also option to define border to the given paragraph text and also shading to the text which is selected. It affects the paragraph where the text is selected. We also have the option to define Bullets and numbering, where we have the control of defining the type of bullets to use on the selected text and also we can change the bullet style and also size. We can define the indent between the bullet and also the text.
We have the option to set the Tabs to the text, where we can create tables. This will be explained in detail in another post. We have an option called Glyph where we can store symbols and characters which are being used in a particular artwork. This speeds up the work so that we can apply the symbols or others in ease.
We have an option to make a text as un-editable (create outlines). We use this option when we should send our file to another place, so that there may be no problem with the file like font substitution, alignment change and other things. We have an option to Change Case of the text which we have selected to Upper Case, Lower Case, Title Case and Sentence Case. We also have an option to type text on a path we have drawn. This option is also present in the tool bar.
We have an option to Insert Footnote for the given text, which can be customized by Document footnote options, where we can apply numbering style, and also spacing between each footnotes. We also have the option to insert Endnote, where we can explain the features of footnotes in the end of the document. We also have the option to customize Document endnote options. We also have the option to convert Footnote to Endnote and Endnote to Footnote.
We have an option to define Hyperlinks and Cross references, where we can define new hyperlinks and also urls to hyperlinks. We have an option to define bullets and numbering to the selected text block. We also have the option to Bullets and numbering to text and also restart / continue numbering.
We have an option to Insert Special Character as Symbols, Markets, Hyphens and Dashes, Quotation Marks and others. We also have an option to Insert White Space, where we can give various types of white spaces between the text. We have an option to Insert Break Character, where we can learn different types of line breaks. We have an option to fill a blank text block with some text using Fill with Place Holder Text. We have an option Show Hidden Characters, which shows the symbols like paragraph break and others.