Tab Leaders (Part 2): Formatting Leaders

Last week in the first part of this back to basics series on tab leaders we discussed creating dotted tab leaders in the Tabs palette to separate columnar text. Now, let’s talk about formatting those leaders. Tab leaders–dots, underscores, hyphens, smiley faces, whatever–inserted via the Tabs Ruler are automatically the same font and color as [...]

Change Typefaces without Using the Mouse

Here’s a quick tip for changing the font of text quickly in all versions of InDesign and InCopy–and without ever touching the mouse. Let’s begin by establishing two facts: First, CMD+T/CTRL+T opens or closes the Character panel/palette. Second, we know that typing into the Character panel’s Font Family field causes InDesign to try to match [...]