Fix widows, orphans, and runts in Adobe InDesign

In typesetting, widows, orphans and runts are arguably the most common annoyances. Single lines which remain at the start or end of a column, or the last word in a paragraph breaking to a new line, can all contribute to make your type layout appear less professional. Fortunately InDesign has capabilities to handle these problems, and with a little bit of extra effort up-front, you can say goodbye to ever needing to fix these issues manually again.

The Slug Area in Adobe InDesign

The Slug is the area outside the printed page, which is trimmed away after printing. Normally used only for Bleed, it can occasionally be useful for other purposes.

How to fix a drop cap with an opening quote mark in Adobe InDesign

When a quote mark occurs before the first letter in your text, and you are formatting a drop cap, it can cause a problem. This is one method of fixing it which uses the InDesign Nested Styles function.