Looking for tooltip to show alternate characters (Was "Function question")

Enthusiast ,
Dec 16, 2020 Dec 16, 2020

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This will sound silly because I don't know what it's called

 

Recently upgraded to current ver. Used to be, i could roll over a selected character, and i'd get a little tooltip with alternate options for that character. This is no longer active after the upgrade and I don't even know where to begin to look for it, and it was super helpful.

TIA! 🙂

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Adobe Community Professional , Dec 16, 2020 Dec 16, 2020
I think you are looking for Type Contexual Controls The option to activate these can be found in the InDesign Preferences, under Advanced Type.

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Adobe Community Professional , Dec 16, 2020 Dec 16, 2020
Also, this only works with OpenType fonts where alternate characters are included in the font—like this example from Adobe Caslon Pro:  

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I think you are looking for Type Contexual Controls

The option to activate these can be found in the InDesign Preferences, under Advanced Type.Screen Shot 2020-12-16 at 3.02.31 PM.png

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Also, this only works with OpenType fonts where alternate characters are included in the font—like this example from Adobe Caslon Pro:

 

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Two correct answers. Turns out it's a new font i'm working with as well. 

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