Geography: Listing cities with phone numbers

February 23, 2006: Issue 128

We’re ditching a rule that we know has rankled you: You no longer have to list cities with toll phone numbers. Company name and phone number are sufficient.

Or you can list cities. It’s up to each title editor.

However, consistency is important. Either list the cities throughout your issue or don’t list them at all.

INDESIGN TIP: Are you frustrated when InDesign changes the text wrap above a word or sentence you’re altering? That feature is called Adobe Paragraph Composer, and it plays heck with copy-fitting. But you can turn it off. Pull down the Type menu and select Paragraph. Click the arrow at the upper right corner of the Paragraph box, then choose Justification. In the Composer window, select Adobe Single-line Composer.

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