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Adobe Indesign Font Help

Discussion in 'Font Forum:' started by JennaChambers, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. JennaChambers

    JennaChambers Junior Member

    Could anyone help? I'm really new to Indesign (yesterday) and need to complete a large pop up stand design by tomorrow :)mad:). The only problem is that because the pop up stand is so huge and I've set Indesign to the exact dimensions (so I'm seeing about 5% on my screen), the biggest font (72pt) is far too small.

    How do I get a bigger font?

  2. ralphsaunders

    ralphsaunders Senior Member

    Enter in the number you want....
  3. Tom Sound

    Tom Sound Active Member

    It goes up to 72pt in the dropdown menu, but if you type the size in the box it will go bigger :up:
  4. Tom Sound

    Tom Sound Active Member

    Oh, zoom out a bit too :up:
  5. JennaChambers

    JennaChambers Junior Member

    Oh wow thank you. I knew that'd be a newbie question! I'm sure there'll be more...
  6. Mikey

    Mikey Member

    Think i was doing it at around 190pt for most text on the banners I did recently if I recall...
  7. Greg

    Greg Active Member

    Aside from typing in a larger font size issue, it's usual to design large format graphics at 1/4 size, printers can usually specify file sizes and sometimes supply template documents for the InDesign, Illustrator, etc, so worth looking into if you need to design another one, next time round :) good luck with the deadline!
  8. rossnorthernunion

    rossnorthernunion Senior Member


    Quater size at 400dpi if its photoshop - i.e. a flattened psd or tiff.

    or quarer size hi rez print ready pdf.
  9. oooh, good tip. Only done a few really large pieces for print (printed banners etc) and always done them at full size....
  10. Tom Sound

    Tom Sound Active Member

    There's nothing wrong with that Peter, as long as it scales up to 100dpi at full size, so you can do half size at 200dpi, or quarter size at 400dpi, if I can help with the set up or printing of any of these large projects PM me :up:

    If your photoshop files are getting a bit big when you save them to email/ftp them to your printers, save it as a photoshop eps with jpeg maximum compression, this will compress the size but with no loss of quality


  11. Thanks Tom! I usually just put everything together in InDesign (I prefer it for typography) but scale up everything in PS beforehand. As publication design is my thing, InD is the program I most use and feel comfortable with (going to get my ACE in it for CS5...eventually...when it comes out...).

    Great tip about the eps!!
  12. glenwheeler

    glenwheeler Senior Member

    Would never of used indesign for a pop up banner but agree with that the guys have said here

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  13. Well each to their own :)

    (Just to clarify, we are talking about printed banners...not web banners...aren't we?)

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