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Adobe InDesign CS3

Inserting Special Characters

When working with InDesign CS3, you may want to insert a special character such as a copyright symbol or a non-breaking space into a line of text. InDesign also allows you to control line and page breaks.

Return to topInserting a Special Character

Common special characters include copyright or trademark symbols. In addition to these characters, InDesign also allows you to insert characters used for adjusting layouts, such as column breaks and different space lengths.

  1. From the Toolbox, select the Type ToolType Tool icon

  2. Select the desired insertion point for the special character
    NOTE: For information on creating a text frame, refer to Adding Text.

  3. From the Type menu, select Insert Special Character » the desired category » the desired character
    The character appears in the text.

Return to topInserting a Nonbreaking Space

A nonbreaking space appears like another space, but it guarantees that the words it separates will always remain on the same line (i.e., they will not break).

  1. From the Toolbox, select the Type ToolType Tool icon

  2. Select the desired insertion point for the nonbreaking space

  3. From the Type menu, select Insert White Space » Nonbreaking Space
    The space appears in the line of text.

Return to topInserting Glyphs

When working with foreign names or phrases, you may need to add an accented "e." Glyphs allow you to do so.

  1. From the Toolbox, select the Type ToolType Tool icon

  2. Select the desired insertion point for the glyph

  3. From the Type menu, select Glyphs
    The Glyphs palette appears.
    Glyphs palette

  4. Locate the desired character
    HINT: To view more specific characters, from the Show pull-down list, select the desired category.

  5. Double click the character
    The character is inserted.

  6. Close the Glyphs palette

Return to topInserting a Break Character

Controlling line and page breaks allows you to have more control over the look of your document.

  1. From the Toolbox, select the Type ToolType Tool icon

  2. Select the desired insertion point for the break

  3. From the Type menu, select Insert Break Character » the desired break character
    The break appears in the text.

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