Magic Justification Numbers

By North Street, A Creative Studio

Here is a little trick you can do in InDesign to keep a full justified text column to minimal hyphens and no rivers!

  1. With your text selected, go to your Paragraph window and click the menu dropdown icon on the top right (this little guy below).Screen Shot 2016-08-31 at 5.42.07 PM
  2. Hit Justification and plug these numbers into the boxesJustification
  3. After you hit ok, go back to the menu icon in the Paragraph window and hit Hyphenation. Then plug these numbers in.Hyphenation

And that’s it! If this is a large amount of content, it’s best if you set these in right away in the first text box you create so it applies to everything after.

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