Exercise 06.04: Hyphenation and Justification


The pri­mary goal if this exer­cise is to develop a sophis­ti­cated aware­ness of the skill of copy­fit­ting using hyphen­ation and jus­ti­fi­ca­tion (H&Js).


Over­rid­ing the default set­tings for text blocks in a large range of type­faces pro­vides nec­es­sary expe­ri­ence needed to ade­quately per­form this del­i­cate skill.

Background Reading

Part One

Using the tem­plate pro­vided, sub­sti­tute the default font with one from each of the fol­low­ing cat­e­gories of the Adobe Fonts Favorites or AFFEE col­lec­tion: old style, tran­si­tional, mod­ern, slab serif, sans serif, dis­play (may go out­side AFFEE on dis­play only). The exer­cise requires a total of six prints and PDFs for credit.

Pay care­ful atten­tion to the pos­i­tive and neg­a­tive space rela­tion­ship using the guide­lines from the read­ings posted in D2L, namely Hill (Align­ment) and Craig Type. Resist the temp­ta­tion to use the same set­tings for each set. Each text block requires atten­tion to their spe­cific pur­pose and unique attributes.


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


Kern­ing, let­terspac­ing, fig­ure, ground, rep­e­ti­tion, rhythm


Tem­plate file, InDe­sign, printer


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