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Building the TOC in InDesign

The table of contents (TOC) belongs to, what are normally referrer to as, the front matter. We might also refer to them as the prelim pages.

This document last edited on: 2017-06-13

Footnotes, Endnotes, Sidenotes and Popup Notes

These need to be separated from the main body of the text, and are best set with a smaller size and possibly event a different typeface and colour. The idea of any notes is that it is supplementary information and it is entirely optional that the reader even bothers to look, so setting in a style that does not distract from the flow of the reading experience is important.

This document last edited on: 2018-05-29

Text to InDesign

When working with text from sources outside InDesign, we are likely to find that we want to make changes as soon as we ‘place’ in InDesign.

This document last edited on: 2017-11-08

Typographic detail with InDesign

InDesign is a brilliant tool to design the display of type on a page. We have every possible control over the letters, the words, the lines, the paragraphs and how the blocks of type are shaped, spaced and aligned.

This document last edited on: 2017-12-05