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Applying a style sequence

From: Designing a Book

Video: Applying a style sequence

In this movie I'm going to finish off the first pass of applying the paragraph styles to the text in the document. And I'm going to introduce two new concepts here. One is the idea of finding where you want to apply the style using Find Change. And the other is using a Style Sequence. And our document is a good candidate for a Style Sequence because the text follows a consistent sequence and that sequence is chapter number, chapter title, body first. So let me modify the paragraph styles that we have and you can see that I've arranged them in that order on my paragraph styles panel.

Applying a style sequence

In this movie I'm going to finish off the first pass of applying the paragraph styles to the text in the document. And I'm going to introduce two new concepts here. One is the idea of finding where you want to apply the style using Find Change. And the other is using a Style Sequence. And our document is a good candidate for a Style Sequence because the text follows a consistent sequence and that sequence is chapter number, chapter title, body first. So let me modify the paragraph styles that we have and you can see that I've arranged them in that order on my paragraph styles panel.

I'm going to right click, first of all. On Chapter Number to edit that and change its next style setting to Chapter Title. Then click OK. Then I'm going to right click on Chapter Title and make its next style body first. That's as far as we need to go with that. I will now find the beginning of chapter four. Cmd or Ctrl+f to take me to my find change. For this particular document we're lucky in that the word chapter is only used in the context of the chapter number. So I know that when I type in Chapter in my Find What field, making sure that I delete any other parameters, and then click on Find. It's going to take me to the beginning of the next chapter where I can now do this. Swipe through the first three paragraphs, chapter number, chapter title, body first.

Come to the first style in the style sequence, right click and choose Apply Chapter Number Then Next Style. And we get three for the price of one, essentially it's now a question of repeating that until we get to the end as I mentioned before there are 12 chapters. When I choose Find, it finds the one that we've already done. I'll click on Find Next, swipe through those first three chapters, apply Chapter Number Then Next Style.

Repeat, repeat, repeat, until you get to the end of the document. Now you don't need to see me do that but that's what I'm going to do. And I'll meet you in the next movie with all of our basic paragraph styles applied.

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Designing a Book

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Nigel French
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  1. 1m 59s
    1. Welcome
      1m 7s
    2. Using the exercise files
      52s
  2. 4m 43s
    1. Looking at the parts of a book
      1m 4s
    2. Getting to know your text
      2m 32s
    3. Understanding the use of Alice in Wonderland
      1m 7s
  3. 27m 1s
    1. Setting up the page size and format
      6m 6s
    2. Setting margins
      10m 11s
    3. Adding page numbers and running heads
      5m 54s
    4. Adding line numbers
      3m 21s
    5. Understanding the Book feature
      1m 29s
  4. 10m 28s
    1. Placing the text and looking at flow options
      3m 40s
    2. Leveraging Word import options
      2m 40s
    3. Cleaning up text
      4m 8s
  5. 41m 34s
    1. Creating and applying paragraph styles
      2m 30s
    2. Continuing with paragraph styles
      6m 55s
    3. Finishing with paragraph styles
      6m 4s
    4. Applying a style sequence
      2m 27s
    5. Formatting the chapter openers
      3m 23s
    6. Adding pauses
      1m 58s
    7. Styling verse
      5m 14s
    8. Evaluating progress and cleaning up text
      2m 2s
    9. Adding typographic effects
      8m 33s
    10. Applying Optical Margin Alignment
      2m 28s
  6. 30m 13s
    1. An overview of working with images
      2m 35s
    2. Applying and finessing text wraps
      7m 12s
    3. Placing inline graphics
      3m 3s
    4. Strategies for working with object styles and graphics
      8m 2s
    5. Positioning images
      9m 21s
  7. 31m 4s
    1. Creating and applying a master page for the chapter openers
      3m 21s
    2. Using a GREP style to fix runt lines
      6m 4s
    3. Fixing widows and orphans
      10m 32s
    4. Fixing hyphenation and justification issues
      7m 20s
    5. Fixing awkward line endings
      3m 47s
  8. 24m 36s
    1. Adding a half title and title
      10m 40s
    2. Adding a copyright and colophon
      4m 12s
    3. Creating the table of contents
      5m 23s
    4. Numbering the front matter
      2m 10s
    5. Reviewing your work
      2m 11s
  9. 28m 38s
    1. Creating the cover using the Blurb Book Creator plugin
      3m 15s
    2. Creating the cover from scratch with InDesign
      3m 29s
    3. Creating a layout grid
      3m 34s
    4. Adding cover elements
      4m 12s
    5. Designing the front cover
      5m 38s
    6. Designing the spine
      4m 15s
    7. Designing the back cover
      4m 15s
  10. 16m 50s
    1. Preflighting the finished book
      4m 58s
    2. Exporting to print-ready PDF
      3m 53s
    3. Uploading to Blurb
      2m 18s
    4. Uploading to Blurb using the Book Creator plugin
      2m 4s
    5. Archiving the project
      3m 37s
  11. 36m 1s
    1. Generating a screen PDF
      5m 13s
    2. EPUB overview
      1m 37s
    3. Linking an EPUB file to the original document
      4m 59s
    4. Structuring your book for the EPUB format
      5m 33s
    5. Adapting the EPUB file
      6m 15s
    6. Using the Object Export options
      6m 16s
    7. Creating the cover for the EPUB version
      1m 49s
    8. Viewing on an iPad
      1m 7s
    9. Exporting for the Kindle
      3m 12s
  12. 25s
    1. Next steps
      25s

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