I doubt that will work. If you only need a little of this, use the type on a path tool and set it to stairstep. Apply the text to a vertical line set to no stroke.
I believe it will work, but besides setting up the text frame as
vertical, you'd have to set the character rotation as well.
If I had some time, I might be able to fiddle with InDesign Server to
produce something like that, but I'm not sure whether that's allowed
in a developer license of the Server. Probably yes, but I don't have
the time for fiddling either way...
The best bet would be for someone with the CJK version to come along
and offer their services...
The templates do not have the characters set to rotate, so it won't
work. (I tried before posting...)
They worked fine for me on a current job -- and saved a ton of diddling. Did you use the associated paragraph styles?
The template from http://www.transpacificdigital.com/downloads/index.html
works fine. I had used a Chinese version of InDesign before and vertical text frame when open in English version works just like in the Chinese version. The English verison of InDesign is fully capable of editing vertical text. It just lack the ability to create vertical text frame.
When will Adobe just enable vertical text in the English version, better yet, why have different language edition? Why not just one version capable of handling all language? I had hope this would happen in CS3, maybe in CS5, the 256bit edition?
Just to clarify, our templates mentioned earlier in this thread do provide a vertical text frame.
Further, they do provide for character rotation, with the inclusion of a character style for tatechuyoko, the term used in Japanese for this feature (but which can be applied in Chinese or Korean or English text, for that matter).
Hope that helps.
Thanks for the clarification (and of course the templates)!
I just tried out the tatechuyoko character style (I didn't remember
what it was called) , and it works very well. To get the characters
to line up one above the other, you'd need to add a no-space character
between each letter, and apply the style to only the letters. You can
create some really cool effects like that...
Sorry to be slow, but you can do something akin to this in English-language AI with warichu settings (you may have to set AI's preferences for type to show Asian options). I thought I'd heard AI can now do multiple pages, but I've not tried; in the piece I'm working on, which needs just a paragraph, I place the AI file in ID. Indeed, it would be nice if warichu made it into English-language InDesign.