Use the Typefitter preferences to:
- Set limits for how much Typefitter will decrease or increase the type spacing, and specify how much the spacing is adjusted when you move the slider one increment to the right or left.
- Choose the typographic rules you want Typefitter to find.
- Specify a highlight color. You can choose different colors for loosened text, tightened text, and white space rivers.
Open the Typefitter preferences
To open the Typefitter preferences, click the Typefitter panel menu and choose Typefitter Preferences.
- Open InDesign Preferences.
- Windows: Choose Edit → Preferences → Typefi.
- macOS: Choose InDesign → Preferences → Typefi.
- Choose Typefitter.
Set limits for the Copyfit slider
The Copyfit Slider Limit is the number of steps (increment) that Typefitter 5 adjusts the justification (H&J) settings.
To adjust the maximum range of adjustments that Typefitter can make to each attribute, enter a percentage in the Minimum and Maximum columns.
|Minimum||The maximum amount an attribute can be decreased.|
|Maximum||The maximum amount an attribute can be increased.|
Both values are relative, which means Typefitter will decrease or increase the type attribute up to the percentage you set. For example, if word spacing in InDesign is 1 pt, and the decrease and increase limits are ±10% in Typefitter, Typefitter can nudge the word spacing anywhere between 0.9-1.1 pts.
The Increment values are read-only and are calculated by dividing double the Copyfit Slider Limit value into the range between the Minimum and Maximum values for Word Spacing, Letter Spacing, Glyph Scaling, and Tracking.
The default values for the Copyfit Slider are:
- Copyfit Slider Limit: ±5 steps. The Copyfit Slider Limit must be a whole number greater than 0.
- Word Spacing: ±5% (equivalent to ±1% for each increment).
- Letter Spacing: ±1.5% (equivalent to ±0.3% for each increment).
- Glyph Scaling: ±2.5% (equivalent to ±0.5% for each increment).
- Tracking: 0 (equivalent to disabled).
Choose which rules you want Typefitter to find
To make Typefitter search for a specific typographic rule, select the checkbox next to the rule name. All rules are selected by default. If you don't want Typefitter to search for a specific rule, deselect it.
|Overset text||Text that vanishes from your document if it can't fit into its text frame.|
|Short lines (runts)||The last word, or part of a word, of a paragraph stranded by itself on a line.
You can define short lines as a specific number of characters or a percentage of the overall line length. Defining short lines as a percentage is especially useful for very wide or narrow line lengths.
|Widows and orphans||Lines, or entire paragraphs, at the beginning (widows) or end (orphan) of a chunk of text which is left dangling and separated from the rest of the text.
Widows and orphans can also occur in hierarchical content like numbered lists, table of content entries, and index entries. In hierarchical content, widows and orphans occur when an entire paragraph, instead of a single line, is by itself.
Specify a highlight color
Specify different highlight colors to quickly identify loosened text, tightened text, and white space rivers.
To choose a different highlight color, select one from the pop-up menu.
The default highlight colors are:
- Loosened Text: Light Blue. The tint changes based on how much the text is loosened; the looser the text, the darker the tint.
- Tightened Text: Orange. The tint changes based on how much the text is tightened; the tighter the text, the darker the tint.
- White Space Rivers: Violet.