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Baseline Grids CS Tutorial - Adobe Indesign Windows

I am fairy new to InDesign CS. Does anyone know of a really good tutorial for base line grids. I am still lost on how to line up the bottom of text frames, most publications I read have columns that line up a dream, mine never do, and if by chance they do, I usually end up with an orphan line in the next column. I spend an age playing with the leading space, font size and text frame size I have tried to get my head around the baseline grid, but it drives me crackers. The publication I create ...

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    Default Baseline Grids CS Tutorial

    I am fairy new to InDesign CS.

    Does anyone know of a really good tutorial for base line grids. I am still lost on how to line up the bottom of text frames, most publications I read have columns that line up a dream, mine never do, and if by chance they do, I usually end up with an orphan line in the next column. I spend an age playing with the leading space, font size and text frame size I have tried to get my head around the baseline grid, but it drives me crackers.

    The publication I create has pages with different fonts, and font sizes, it seems to me a baseline grid is just for a publication with consistant font size. Is this the case?

    Cheers
    Julie
    JulieCEvans@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Baseline Grids CS Tutorial

    The baseline grid is for doents such as newsletters that have columns
    of text you want to line up. That doesn't mean that the colums will all
    end at the bottom of text frame.

    IME, it should only be used for the body text in the doent. For best
    results, set the grid to the same size as the leading in the body text.
    If it's set to anything else, you'll wind up with a mess.

    Try googling it for more info.

    Bob

    Bob_Levine Guest

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