6 Replies Latest reply on Feb 27, 2014 12:35 AM by Peter Spier

    Wishlist item: Support em as a unit of measurement

    DW Eppler

      I wish InDesign would let me specify measurements in ems.


      I use ems when setting up paragraph indents, whether a first line indent in prose, or hanging indents for lists, poetry, etc. As it is, if I change the point size for the text, I have to re-specify these dimensions. If they could be specified in ems, I wouldn't have to.

      I have a whole series of templates for different combinations of page size, no. of columns, text alignment (justified vs ragged right), and point size of the body text. Being able to specify dimensions in ems instead of explicit measurements would greatly simplify creating and maintaining this library of templates.


      --Darrel Eppler