Moving on the text, my notes;
InDesign is not brilliant for using text for the spellchecker etc. always write in word. You can flood the text so that it fits across many columns. To link a text box, you drag one out, and then click the bottom white box and you can either click on an existing second text box, or then drag out one after you’d clicked on the bottom white box. This will link to two allowing the text to flood from one to another. If you are laying out a page, if working with a large amount of text, InDesign is always best.
To fill with placement text, you can select Type- fill with placeholder text. This helps to see how it will work out.
Clicking on the text, there’s a bar at the top with options way beyond the abilities of illustrator.
Word will ad pixels to made something bold, InDesign will not force a bold setting upon any typography, the only option with italic is ‘semi bold’ which will not always appear on a font.
Leaving the text size around 9 or 10 points is acceptable.
Changing the point size of text. It also changes the value of the leading in-between. It works out what the best leading will be.
You also have the option to change the text to small caps and all caps.
Superscript option will make the writing higher like a squared number and writing the date. Subscript is scientific equations.
There’s an option for Underlining.
There’s and option Strike-through.
Kerning space between he letters. If its set to metrics, InDesign will specify the certain amount of pixels.
If you change to optical kerning, it looks at every two characters and gives them the best fit visually, moves them closer or further apart.
Tracking will look at the entire writing, and will alter the spacing in between all the letters.
Sans-serif fonts will always need a little bit of tracking due to their nature.