How to control the Baseline Grid / Anpassen des Grundlinienrasters

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TIP OF THE WEEK: How to control the Baseline Grid in Adobe InDesign

1. Open Adobe InDesign and place a large photo and some text.

Courtesy of Illustration Source, New York City

Courtesy of Illustration Source, New York City

2. Go to VIEW > GRIDS & GUIDES > SHOW BASELINE GRID. The baseline grid is shown behind the picture which is not always useful.

3. Go to the Indesign Preferences which are located on a MAC under INDESIGN > PREFERENCES > GRIDS and on a PC under EDIT > PREFERENCES > GRIDS. That is the important part: be sure that the GRIDS IN BACK box is turned off!

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As you can see, the grids are now shown OVER the image!

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Courtesy of Illustration Source, New York City

How to align your text to your Baseline Grid as shown above: BASELINE GRID

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TIPP DER WOCHE: Wie man den Grundlinienraster in Adobe InDesign anpasst

1. Öffnen Sie Adobe InDesign platzieren Sie ein grosses Foto und Text.

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Courtesy of Illustration Source, New York City

2. Gehen Sie zu ANSICHT > RASTER UND HILFSLINIEN > GRUNDLINIENRASTER EINBLENDEN. Der Grundlinienraster ist im Moment hinter dem Foto, was nicht immer praktisch ist.

3. Gehen Sie zu den Indesign Voreinstellungen welche bei MAC unter INDESIGN > VOREINSTELLUNGEN > RASTER und auf einem PC unter BEARBEITEN > VOREINSTELLUNGEN > RASTER zu finden sind. Wählen nun Sie die RASTER IM HINTERGRUND BOX ab!

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Mit dem abwählen dieser Box erscheint der Raster nun ÜBER dem Bild!

Courtesy of Illustration Source, New York City

Courtesy of Illustration Source, New York City

Passen Sie Ihren Text am Grundlinienraster an, wie beim oberen Beispiel: GRUNDLINIENRASTER

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InDesign: Align your text to your baseline grid!

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TIP OF THE WEEK: Align your text to your baseline grid!

The Baseline Grid in Adobe InDesign is perfect to align your text!

Here are the 4 easy steps to align your text to the Baseline Grid and alter the grid in your InDesign > Preferences:

Step 1: Open a document in InDesign and choose your presets; under Margins select you border from the Top as you wish:

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Step 2: Select the Type Tool, draw a text frame and fill it with Placeholder Text. Select your font type as well as your Leading. Go to View > Grids & Guides > Show Baseline Grid.

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Step 3: Select your text with the type tool and go to Window > Type & Tables > Paragraph. There you select the function Align to Baseline Grid.
You’ll find the same option when you create a new Paragraph Style.

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Step 4: Go to your InDesign Preferences and select Grids: the settings are the same as you’ve chosen previously. Under Start, you select the same Margins from the Top and under Increment Every the same Leading you’ve already chosen for your text. For PC the Preferences can be found under Edit > Preferences / Mac: InDesign > Preferences.

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As soon as you click OK, your Baseline Grid will automatically adjust to your leading!

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