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Creating a successful newsletter means spending less time on repetitive tasks and more time creating the design. In Designing a Newsletter, graphic designer and Adobe Certified Instructor Nigel French teaches effective design and production techniques. He uses Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Bridge to create an eight-page newsletter that's eye-catching and impactful. Nigel establishes an efficient workflow using multiple programs, examines the aesthetics of integrating text with images, and teaches best practices for outputting a final document. Exercise files accompany the course.
So maybe you were brave and designed all of the styles yourself or maybe you felt that was a bit repetitive and frankly, it is bit repetitive. So what we are going to do is we are going to load the styles that I created from the finished version into our working progress and that way we'll have all of those styles available to us on the Paragraph Styles and Character Styles panel. And here is how we do that. We come to either of those panels and from the panel menu we'll choose Load All Text Styles. Then we go to the newsletter_final document and click Open.
Maybe the bigger point here is that once you've created a document with a robust style sheet, you can repurpose this style sheet again, and again, and again. And once the styles are in your document you can always change the style definitions. So we are specifically not reinventing the wheel here. I'm just going to expand this a little bit, so we can see more. What we see on the left is a list of all of the styles incoming from the document that I chose from the final version, and on the right, we are warned of any conflicts with styles that we may already have, because we created some styles.
Now I'm actually going to choose to keep the styles that we created and just bring in all of the other styles. So wherever we see Use Incoming Definition, I'm going to come over here and uncheck those. So we are keeping the work that we have done thus far and we are just fast-tracking the rest of it by bringing in the styles that we are created already in the finished version of the document. Having done that, I'll click OK and there those styles are on the Paragraph Style panel and we are now ready to start applying those styles to the appropriate pieces of text.
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