How do you Underline Text in Adobe InDesign

Underlining is a common formatting technique used to emphasize text or indicate a hyperlink. In Adobe InDesign, there are two main ways to underline text: using the Character panel or using the Control panel.

Method 1: Using the Character Panel

  1. Select the text you want to underline.
  2. Open the Character panel. (Window > Character)
  3. In the Character panel, locate the Underline Style option.
  4. Click the drop-down arrow next to Underline Style and select the desired underline style. You can choose from a variety of underline weights, such as Thin, Medium, and Thick.
  5. If you want to apply a specific color to the underline, click the Underline Color swatch and select the desired color.
  6. The selected text will now be underlined with the chosen style and color.

Method 2: Using the Control Panel

  1. Select the text you want to underline.
  2. In the Control panel, locate the Underline button. (If the Control panel is not visible, go to Window > Control Panel.)
  3. Click the Underline button to apply an underline to the selected text.
  4. If you want to further customize the underline style, click the small drop-down arrow next to the Underline button. This will open a submenu where you can select the desired underline style and color.

Underlining Hyperlinks

To underline a hyperlink in Adobe InDesign, follow the same steps as above. However, when selecting the underline style, make sure to choose the Hyperlink option from the drop-down menu. This will ensure that the underline appears in the standard hyperlink color and style.

Tips for Underlining Text

  • Use underlining sparingly to avoid making your text look cluttered or difficult to read.
  • Underline only the text that you want to emphasize or that needs to be distinguished from other text.
  • Consider using a different underline style, such as a double underline, for hyperlinks to make them stand out more clearly.

I hope this article helps you learn how to underline text in Adobe InDesign.