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Explore book design with Nigel French, as he breaks down the components of an elegant and readable layout and jumps into the setup and strategy for designing a book from the ground up in Adobe InDesign. This class covers document setup, placing and styling text, working with images, creating the book cover, preparing the book for print and or distribution as an ebook.
It's now time to systematically work our way through the document, and apply exceptions to the text where appropriate. I'm using, as my reference, a printed version of Alice in Wonderland, maybe you have a copy yourself. And if you don't, you can always use my finished version as your visual reference. The first thing that I want to do, is apply formatting to this and several other pauses. As indicated by this asterisk, we want some space before this and some space after it.
Currently this occurs at the bottom of the page. But there is going to be a graphic added which is going to cause my pagination to change, so I'm not worried about that at the moment. I'm going to come to my Paragraph Styles and I'm going to add 15 points of space above and 15 points of space below. That's going to cause that to turn over to the top of the next page. I'll also Remove its first line indent. And set it's alignment to Center. Now I will create paragraph style based upon that, which I'll call pause. I had apply Style to selection checked so that text is now in the pause style. I'll press Cmd or Ctrl+F to go to my Find/Change.
Come to Text, make sure that I clear out any previous find and change criteria. I'm going to add an asterisk in my Find what field and then click on Find. It will find me the next instance of the pause. I'll apply the Style to that, find next. I'll do the same thing, and I think that is it. There are three in total. Now that the pauses have been formatted, we can go on and apply formatting to the various different examples of verse, and I will address that in the next movie.
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