InDesign Tutorial 11 of 20

Where are symbols/Glyphs

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Glyphs & ligatures

  1. To find all the extra characters a font has open Type > Glyphs
  2. To use a glyph have a type box ready and have the cursor flashing in it.
  3. Then double click the glyph in the panel and it will appear in your type box.
    Glyph panel
    InDesign Glyphs



Video transcription


InDesign CC tutorial 11: Where are the symbols Ω ≈ ç √ ∫˜ µ ≤ å ƒ © ˙ ∆ ˚ ∑ ´ ® † ¥ ¨

My name is Pip Payne. I am a trainer here at Bring Your Own Laptop.

We are going to look at Glyphs. These are all the characters in a character set. So if I go to type and down to glyphs, see it shows up whatever type face you are using, every character on it. It is very useful if for example, you want to go down to windings. If I want to use the windings characters, notice that if I double click on the symbols, they will appear on the page and also in the recently used list. If I close them and go to type-glyph, then my symbol is still there in my recently used list. So if you need a star every now and then for example, it will be right there.

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