5 Replies Latest reply on Sep 5, 2014 6:11 AM by Michael Witherell

    Automate H&J

    Muhil

      How to calculate accurate H&J values by font properties and text width to avoid loose and tight line issues in the Indesign CS6?

        • 1. Re: Automate H&J
          Willi Adelberger Most Valuable Participant

          In your Paragraph Styles go in its definition into the section Justification.

          Never work without Paragraph Styles.

          • 2. Re: Automate H&J
            Muhil Level 1

            I want to automate the H&J values depends upon the font, font size and text width in the InDesign document instead of using manual H*J values.

             

            Is it possible to generate the H&J values by sizes and text width?

            • 3. Re: Automate H&J
              Willi Adelberger Most Valuable Participant

              You have to specify it in your paragraph styles. That is the way how it works. Use only OTF.

              Good fonts include a professional Hinting.

              If not, use optical kerning.

              They way Quark Xpress has done it, is not available in InDesign. But InDesign’s typgraphic capabilities are superior to those of Quark.

              • 4. Re: Automate H&J
                rob day Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                to avoid loose and tight line issues in the Indesign CS6?

                 

                Is it possible to generate the H&J values by sizes and text width?

                 

                No. But the default Justification can be improved on. It's highly subjective, but I prefer this setting (left) as a starting place over the default (right).

                 

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                • 5. Re: Automate H&J
                  Michael Witherell Adobe Community Professional

                  My favorite starting points:

                   

                  Optical kerning method, along with H&Js:

                   

                  Hyphenation:

                  9

                  3

                  4

                  1

                  1p6

                  all three switches off

                   

                  Justification:

                  Word 80 | 100 | 120

                  Letter -5 | 0 | 5

                  Glyph 95 | 100 | 105