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Nuts and Bolts: Inside Verse Considerations * Alignment

July 28, 2017

Nuts & Bolts – Inside Verse Considerations * Alignment


Continuing from last week’s Nuts & Bolts – Inside Verse Considerations


You should give consideration to the alignment and spacing of your inside verse.  You have three controls:  message alignment, vertical alignment and line spacing. Overall the alignment and spacing should be pleasing to the eye in flow, balance, and easily legible.  In general, the default settings are usually best however there are some exceptions like invitation inside text and a few others.  Below we have addressed an important one that often goes overlooked, overlapping text.
Overlapping Text:
Depending on the front style chosen, sometimes text from an upper line overlaps text on a lower line. This specifically can happen when a font’s descenders from the upper line happen to fall into the space of ascenders from the lower line. In any case, they overlap and it’s hard to read.  When and if this happens you can either change the font style, add or remove text or the simple fix is to adjust the line spacing allowing more space in between the lines. Voila!  No more overlapping.

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TIP: another important issue with inside verse alignment is where the line breaks fall. Ideally the line breaks occur at the end of a sentence but this rarely happens. There are some considerations and tricks that we will share in next week’s Nuts & Bolts on Inside Verse Considerations * Line Breaks.


The difference is made in the details!


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One Comment leave one →
  1. August 7, 2017 12:35 pm

    You might want to re-do the second image, as it is not displaying with the content you intend, I think.

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