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  Using OpenType® Fonts With Adobe® InDesign®

Adobe InDesign provides support for OpenType fonts. This tutorial was prepared using Adobe Warnock Pro Regular with InDesign CS (InDesign version 3). First place your document in text editing mode then select the font with the Character palette. At this point there are a couple of ways to go about applying OpenType extended features to text.

1. The first and easiest method is to use the Glyphs palette. Click Type > Glyphs to access the Glyphs palette. The font name is displayed in the lower right corner of the palette and the font style is displayed to the right of the font name. You can show the various special features of the selected font with the drop-down menu.

2. Click the drop-down menu to select any of the various special features of the font. You can also select the entire font in the menu.

3. The Glyphs palette displays all the glyphs of the selected feature of the font. Look for glyphs with a small triangle in the lower right corner of the glyph. Click and hold the mouse down on the triangle to access alternate glyphs for that character. Then move the mouse pointer over the desired glyph and release the mouse button. If you do this while editing text, the character will be pasted into your document at the insertion point when you release the mouse button.

4. Another way to access most of the special features of the font is to use the Character palette. First, select the text that you wish to apply a special OpenType feature. Click the small triangle in the upper right corner of the palette to access the Character palette options menu. While holding the mouse down, choose "OpenType" from the menu. A sub menu of OpenType options will appear. Move the mouse over the desired feature, then release the mouse button.


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