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Add Variety with Glyphs and Text Alternates in InDesign


In this InDesign video, Nigel French shows how to activate and use text alternates to spice up your typography. He demos ligatures and contextual alternates, then explains how to see what options are available in a given font.

This video is an excerpt from Nigel’s “Professional Typography: Top Techniques” session at CreativePro Week 2018.

Nigel French is a graphic designer, photographer, and design teacher, based in Lewes, UK. He is author of InDesign Type (now in its 4th Edition), The Type Project Book (with Hugh D’Andrade) and the Photoshop Visual Quickstart Guide (with Mike Rankin) from Peachpit Press. He has recorded more than fifty titles in the LinkedIn Learning online training library.


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  • Very helpful! I love typography. Thank you!

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