Final stages

Printing is always and always a struggle! 😦

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Once I was done with the final adjustments, I decided to print them directly from inDesign as I usually do after saving. For some reason, perfectly aligned lines get all messed up when printed and I have no idea why. I asked my friends and no matter what we did, we couldn’t figure out the problem. Later, I tried exporting the file as PDF and then sending to print and I realized it printed fine. I print from inDesign all the time and it has been fine up till now, I don’t know why this sort of problem is happening now.

Okay, after all that ranting I realized I haven’t spoken about the final things that I printed. Below is the image of the final A4 paragraph.

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I wrote the hadith in 2 point size higher than the commentary/explanation paragraph to put more emphasis on it. On the very top I wrote the name of the book and aligned the next paragraph to the end of the name. The 1st paragraph ends right at the beginning of the 2nd paragraph and the first line of the first paragraph is aligned to the body of the second paragraph. This is because I wanted to get it all connected through alignment and I used a different typeface for the name of the book so as to give it importance. I used the particular typeface because it looks older and the book that I took the hadith from was made from hadith complied over 500 years ago. I have taken the following decisions so that the text is easy to read and has a visually appealing flow of words.

Below is the image of the final A3 paragraph.

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For this one, I wrote the hadith + explanation in 3 parts and I made the size of the words ” يا رسول الله” to make it clear even from a distance that it is a hadith and that someone is in conversation with the Prophet. I wrote the hadith in 2 paragraphs in type sizes that are in different type sizes and different leading to give emphasis. The ones with more leading  is a hadith and I want to give emphasis on it as it the main text and the explanation has tighter leading and smaller type size to give it less importance. I have taken the following decisions so that the text can not only look good, but also is easy to read and that the reader does not have to face with visual kalestenics.

 

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