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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.
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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