Indesign Help

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  1. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

    CrackedButter

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    #1
    This is going to sound really strange but how do I embolden in Indesign?

    It probably is really simple but I havn't found the option. It doesn't seem to be a case of Apple -B at all which is weird.

    Well?
     
  2. snickelfritz macrumors 65816

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    #2
    I have written hundreds of style sheets in Pagemaker and InDesign and have never come across the term "embolden" in any of the character or paragraph settings.
    What aspect of page layout or typography are you referring to?
     
  3. Balin64 macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    He Means "Bold"

    Hi there:

    Very simple:

    Shift+Apple+B

    You can also use the Character Palette, and select the font's "Bold" version.

    Cheerios
     
  4. CrackedButter thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Phew! Thanks, sorry for the confusion.

    Plus I have found at that the font I am using won't let me embolden it, while it will go bold in Appleworks. Hence the difficulties.
     
  5. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Appleworks will prob. do what is called a 'faux-bold', i.e. a faked bold where it adds a thickness/weight to the strokes.

    InDesign, being a proper DTP app, will prob. not let you select a bold unless the bold variant of the font is not present.

    'Faux-bolds & italics' are notoriously unpredictable when it comes to pre-press and are generally not recommended.
     
  6. CrackedButter thread starter macrumors 68040

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    You know, I thought it was something like that, thanks again. I'll remember for the future.
     

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