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Jacci Howard Bear

Using Numbers in Desktop Publishing

By February 19, 2014

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Numbers don't necessarily follow the same rules as your ordinary ABCs when it comes to creating attractive text. Improve your numbers:

  1. Typesetting Numbers explores Old Style, Lining, Proportional, and Tabular Figures and when and how to use each style.
  2. How to Create Your Own Inline, Diagonal Fractions for those times when your font doesn't divide the way you want.
  3. Currency and Numbers in Windows Character Map shows you how to find special numbers, fractions, and related symbols in your fonts.
  4. Create Better Lists of Numbers With Tabs shows how to line up columns of numbers more neatly.
  5. Leading Zero reveals how "nothing" (zero) adds up in typesetting numbers.
  6. Phone Numbers: Dots or Dashes dials up a variety of ways that designers and others typeset phone numbers.
  7. Phone Numbers on Web Sites addresses formatting for an international audience.
  8. What's Your #? takes a look at your use of Shift+3.
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