is now part of!

Tip of the Week: Controlling the Glyphs Panel Display


This tip was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on March 26, 2015.

InDesignSecrets Tip of the Week

Sign up now and every week you’ll get a new InDesign Tip of the Week and Keyboard Shortcut of the Week, along with roundups of new articles at InDesignSecrets and CreativePro, plus exclusive deals sent right to your Inbox!

Just scroll all the way down to the bottom of this page, enter your email address, and click Go! We’ll take care of the rest. Now, on with the tip!

Here’s a tip for anyone whose eyes are bedeviled by trying to distinguish small type.

When you’re using the Glyphs panel (Type > Glyphs), you can control the size of the display with the two buttons in the bottom right corner of the panel. They are both adorned with mountain icons.


Clicking the one on the left will make the panel’s display of glyphs smaller. Clicking the one on the right will enlarge the display. There are six magnification levels, ranging from minute to mammoth.



Note that the size of recently used glyphs at the top of the panel does not change. But if you resize the panel to make it wider, you can see more of your recently used glyphs, up to a maximum of 35.


Editor in Chief of CreativePro. Instructor at LinkedIn Learning with courses on InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, GIMP, Inkscape, and Affinity Publisher. Co-author of The Photoshop Visual Quickstart Guide with Nigel French.
  • Eugene says:

    One thing that always annoyed me about this feature for enlarging the glyph sizes, those up and down size buttons are missing from the Add Bullet windows.

    Very annoying.

  • >