Warning: Bad Typography ahead! 😉
Although it’s always the best practice to let InDesign do its thing and give you the best typographic results that it can, there are times when you might want to “freeze” the composition of text. Here’s a few examples:
- You are moving a document between different versions of InDesign where they have improved the text engine and you get different line breaks.
- You have an obstinate client who insists that lines need to break “just so” and not move.
- You are replicating an existing work, and the line breaks must match.
I’m sure there are more horrible scenarios, but these three come to mind… ;0
To deal with these (bad) situations we crated this small script which freezes the composition of the selected text by using the no-break attribute and soft returns. It also allows for scaling of the glyphs (ugh!) in case you add additional text to the line. (I can’t believe I’m writing this!) 😛
You can download the script from here. (But please use carefully, and don’t blame us for the results!) 😉Tags: InDesign, Scripts