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Setting Up A Baseline Grid

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Check out this excel­lent write up on Typophile on how to setup a flex­i­ble base­line grid in Adobe InDe­sign. The author has set up the grid so that every base­line is 12pts apart. This is a good set­ting that gives you a few lead­ing options to choose from, but some­one com­mented below the arti­cle that they’ve setup a 3pt sys­tem, which in my opin­ion works very nicely. Hav­ing a base­line every 3 pts gives you great flex­i­bil­ity with lead­ing allow­ing you to cre­ate typog­ra­phy that is more dynamic.

Have a read and also join in on the dis­cus­sion. I’ve com­mented under the name YOTS.        

1 Comment on "Setting Up A Baseline Grid"

  • Corey says

    Third col­umn first two para­graphs, wid­ows; last col­umn, sec­ond para­graph, you missed a break, and please fix that ter­ri­ble rag.