How to adjust tracking in InDesign

Want to adjust the tracking of your text in InDesign?

Adobe InDesign is a great tool for text-heavy layouts. When working with text you may want to adjust the spacing between your letters to make them either tighter or looser.

By adjusting the horizontal spacing (called tracking) between the lettering in your text, you can improve the readability of your text, or make it more visually aesthetic.

Fortunately, it’s super easy!

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open your InDesign project file
  2. Select or create the text you want to adjust the spacing of
  3. Open the Character Panel (Window > Type & Tables > Character)
  4. Adjust the spacing of your text by changing the point value in the tracking box (the “VA” icon) — the higher the value, the more the spacing