Like other page layout applications, InDesign allows users to control the appearance of every element on a page. It helps format elements with style sheets, which collect formatting attributes for easy replication. But that's where the similarities end. InDesign CS3 One-on-One: Style Sheets demonstrates why InDesign's style sheets are far more powerful than anything found in any other page layout program. Pioneering electronic publisher and author Deke McClelland goes to the heart of InDesign's style sheets, and discusses how they define and guide just about every other program feature. He covers how to format words, paragraphs, whole frames, objects, tables, and even entire stories with a single click. Exercise files accompany the course.
Download Deke's customized keyboard layouts for InDesign Style Sheets from the Exercise Files tab.
Replicating formatting attributes with the Eyedropper tool
Creating and applying paragraph styles
Formatting stories with New Style and Quick Apply
Understanding and exploiting local overrides
Augmenting text with character styles
Employing nested and numbered styles
Using a "list" to number across stories
Working with table and cell styles
Creating and employing object styles
Automating whole page designs with anchored object styles