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How to Get Better Justified Type in InDesign

In this InDesign video, Charles Nix from Monotype demonstrates how he achieves balanced and visually pleasing fully-justified type. He explains the paragraph settings he changes to end up with fewer hyphens, better spacing, and fewer of those dreaded “rivers of white” throughout a block of text.

This comes from Charles’ “Mind the Gaps: Paying Attention to Spacing” session at the CreativePro InDesign+Type Summit.

Charles Nix is a Creative Type Director at Monotype, the largest type company in the history of the world. Before joining Monotype, he spent two decades teaching typography and leading the Communication Design Department at the Parsons School of Design in New York. Layered on top of that, in his career in publishing and graphic design, he has designed hundreds of books and composed countless pages of type and headlines.