Exercise 02.03: Type Specimen Sheet


The pri­mary goal of this exer­cise is to cre­ate a print­able type spec­i­men sheet using Indesign.


Recre­ate the pro­vided lay­out using the assigned type­face and appro­pri­ate con­tent, label­ing and use each style sheet as directed. Using the Styles fea­ture in InDe­sign, remap the tem­plate styles to your assigned typefaces.

Background Reading

  • Kane, p 116–125
  • Bringhurst, 45–60, 271–298

Part One

Cre­ate a 8.5′ x 11′ InDe­sign doc­u­ment using the pro­vided Tem­plate file. Keep a copy of it for later ref­er­ence. Revise the header con­tent to reflect assigned type­face. Edit the remain­ing styles name to reflect your type­face and the style attrib­utes to match the type­face. If you under­stand how styles are used, the exer­cise will go quickly.

Place a PDF and a .indd copy of the Inde­sign file the appro­pri­ate D2L dropbox.


  • The fol­low­ing rubric posted on D2L will deter­mine exer­cise score: Exer­cise Grading


Type­set­ting, font load­ing and substitution


Tem­plate file, InDesign


As defined by cor­re­spond­ing cal­en­dar item, drop­box, dis­cus­sion or con­tent topic description.