Typefitter

Automated copyfitting for Adobe InDesign.

The Typefitter logo, an orange-filled circle that contains a stylized arrangement of white block capital letters T Y P E.

Set perfect paragraphs with Typefitter

Typefitter is an intelligent typo­graphy plug-in for Adobe InDesign 2020 or later that simplifies the task of set­ting beau­ti­fully spaced type. Use Type­fitter’s intuitive Copy­fit slider to visu­ally adjust your type, or, for power users, step up to Typefitter Pro­fes­sion­al for its smart automa­tion rules that both find and fix many typo­graph­ic issues.

Designers can set type con­fi­dent­ly, knowing that Type­fitter’s copy­fit slider or Type­fitter Pro­fes­sion­al’s smart auto­mation has their text covered. Lovers of type, meet your perfect match—Type­fitter from Typefi.

A short looping animation demonstrating the Typefitter 5 Copyfit slider first loosening then tightening a paragraph.

What people are saying about Typefitter

  • InReview: Typefitter 5, InDesign Magazine, June 2021

    Creative Pro Network and InDesign magazine
  • Since its intro­duction, Type­fitter has been my number one plug-in for InDesign. I refuse to upgrade to a new version of InDesign until Type­fitter is compatible—it’s that important to my workflow.

    Jamie McKee, MacKey Composition

  • A line art drawing of a pair of vintage round frame glasses that serves as the logo for Bincole.

    I have just dis­cov­ered today your Type­fitter 5 plug-in, and it seems quite bril­liant and time-saving. I already suspect that I’ll sub­scribe before the end of the trial, or even before the end of the day…

    —Olivier Murith, Binocle

  • I just read Jamie McKee’s rave review of TF5. I work with several mag­a­zines and pub­lish­ers, who I will insist buy this inv­alu­able product.

    —Scott Citron, Scott Citron Design

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Get real-time feedback as you work

  • A short looping animation showing the Copyfit slider moving from 0 to +4 to -2 then returning to 0.
  • Deliver beautiful type, the easy way

    Nudge Adobe InDesign’s Paragraph Composer to tighten or loosen text using Type­fitter’s intuitive panel. Create the best version of your text using Type­fitter’s Copyfit slider to quickly and harmo­niously adjust word spacing, letter spacing, glyph scaling, and optionally, tracking.

    Not sure what you’ve adjusted or by how much? Not a problem. Turn on the Copyfit high­lighter to reveal the relative tight­ness or loose­ness of text with variable tints. For more granular detail on text adjustments, click to expand the Copyfit section and reveal the precise justi­fica­tion or tracking values applied.

  • A short looping animation showing several typographic issues found by Typefitter 5.
  • Uncover common typo­graphic issues in seconds

    Subtle changes in typo­graphy can impact the way your readers react to your content. While they may not realise when they’re looking at perfec­tion, you’d better believe your readers will notice if your text is poor­ly set.

    Enter, Type­fitter! Quite possibly the best plug-in for Adobe InDesign, Type­fitter finds and recommends fixes for common typo­graphic issues in your docu­ment; and with the Professional edition, Typefitter can automatically apply those fixes in a single step!

  • A short looping animation showing a passage of text with white space rivers highlighted.
  • Highlight distracting text rivers

    Sometimes, the space between words can divert your readers’ attention due to an unexpected vertical gap (or river) running through a paragraph of text.

    Instead of squinting at your screen or turning a page proof up­side down to see patterns and shapes in the text, simply enable Type­fitter’s white space river high­lighter to reveal only those word spaces that more or less align across consec­utive lines, and then use the Copy­fit slider to adjust the flow of text.

Take a tour of the Typefitter panel

Hover over the orange hotspots to learn more

Typefitter 5 tour An interactive tour of several key features in the Typefitter 5 user interface. Find typographic issues Find overset text, short lines, and widowed and orphaned lines and paragraphs. Fix typographic issues Find and fix overset text, short lines, widows, orphans, imbalanced spreads, and more… Pro-only Copyfit Slider Quickly nudge InDesign’s Paragraph Composer to tighten or loosen your text. More info The first step in solving any problem is recognizing there is one. Search selectors Search every story, the current story (in full or from here to the end), or a selection. Highlighters Glanceable feedback on the tightness of your text and where you have white space rivers. Profiles Create custom copyfit presets and setup powerful rules to automatically fix your type. Pro-only

Typefitter 5 features

  • Smooth Copyfit slider

    Don’t get bogged down in numbers. Adjust your type visually and forget the math behind Type­fitter’s Copyfit slider or customisable keyboard shortcuts.

  • Copyfit text highlighter

    With three tints of colour for both tight­ening and loosen­ing, turn on the Copy­fit high­lighter to see which para­graphs you’ve adjusted, and by how much.

  • Copyfit text details

    Curious about what Type­fitter does? Click to expand the Copy­fit section of the Type­fitter panel to see exactly how Type­fitter bends the Paragraph Composer to your will.

  • Text river highlighter

    White space rivers can be espe­cially dis­tracting for dyslexic readers. Find text rivers with Type­fitter’s highlighter and use the Copyfit slider to adjust the flow of the text.

  • Granular typo­graphic control

    Typo­graphers have strong opinions, and Type­fitter is ready for you, with gran­ular control over which and by how much each jus­ti­fi­ca­tion set­ting is nudged.

  • Fix widows and orphans

    Don’t let an errant widow or orphan ruin your day. Find all wid­owed or or­phaned lines, para­graphs, list items, TOC or index entries, and see the rec­om­mended fix.

  • Find overset text

    Friends don’t let friends have over­set text, and neither will Type­fitter. Any instances of over­set text can be found quickly with Typefitter, along with a rec­om­mended fix.

  • Tame short lines

    Tame those unsightly short last lines, either by a fixed char­acter count or as a per­cent­age of the column width, with­out re­sort­ing to per­for­mance–killing GREP styles.

  • Select search area

    Select the area to search for type issues. Choose to search your entire docu­ment, the story, your cur­rent selec­tion, or from wherever you are to the end of the story.

  • Pro-only

    Professional profiles

    The devil is in the details! Set and forget yours using custom Profiles with granular control and an ability to apply different copyfitting rules for different types of text.

  • Pro-only

    Automated rules

    Reclaim your valuable time and banish overset text, unsightly short lines, widowed and orphaned lines, and even widowed and orphaned paragraphs with a single click!

  • Pro-only

    Script integration

    Integrate Typefitter Professional’s powerful profiles and amazing automated rules into your workflows with the optional InDesign scripting add-on.

The Typefitter logo, an orange-filled circle that contains a stylized arrangement of white block capital letters T Y P E.Get Typefitter

From USD $36/year + local taxes
Includes 1 year of updates + technical support

Details

Typefitter 5.1.1.6
For Adobe InDesign 2020 and later

Released 16 Mar 2022
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