InDesign CS3 One-on-One: Style Sheets
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Changing the font for multiple style sheets


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Video: Changing the font for multiple style sheets

In this exercise, we are going to update the typeface that's associated with all three of the styles that we created in the previous chapter that is Page No. & Title, Byline, and Description. And because Description is based on Byline and Byline, in turn, is based on Page No. & Title, any modification that we make to Page No. & Title, because this is the parent style, will affect the other two. So if I change the typeface, for example that's associated with Page No. & Title, then Byline and Description will change as well.
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  1. 45m 34s
    1. How style automation works and why every file needs it
      2m 26s
    2. Installing the DekeKeys shortcuts
      3m 58s
    3. Meet the Eyedropper tool
      2m 12s
    4. Using the "loaded" Eyedropper
      2m 23s
    5. Loading new attributes
      1m 33s
    6. Lifting some attributes (and not others)
      4m 18s
    7. Eyedropper FYIs
      4m 51s
    8. The five kinds of style sheets
      3m 17s
    9. Meet the paragraph style
      2m 45s
    10. Applying the Find/Change command
      3m 41s
    11. The style sheet domino effect
      4m 10s
    12. Meet the object style
      4m 18s
    13. Appending a paragraph style to an object style
      2m 5s
    14. The power of the local override
      3m 37s
  2. 29m 56s
    1. The most common and useful style sheet
      40s
    2. Creating a paragraph style
      3m 56s
    3. The Paragraph Style Options dialog box
      3m 55s
    4. Assigning a keypad shortcut
      3m 8s
    5. The better way to create a style
      1m 29s
    6. Basing one style on another
      3m 15s
    7. Assigning a Next Style setting
      2m 30s
    8. Creating a closed style loop
      1m 39s
    9. Using the Quick Apply function
      3m 29s
    10. Formatting an entire story in one click
      2m 43s
    11. Auto-formatting as you type
      3m 12s
  3. 20m 41s
    1. Style sheets are dynamic
      38s
    2. Changing the font for multiple style sheets
      4m 29s
    3. Updating a shared attribute
      2m 23s
    4. Type style, skew, and tracking
      4m 12s
    5. Clearing and integrating local overrides
      3m 5s
    6. Removing widows with Balance Ragged Lines
      2m 47s
    7. Additional tricks for clearing overrides
      3m 7s
  4. 35m 9s
    1. Styling words, numbers, and symbols
      1m 15s
    2. Organizing style sheets
      6m 14s
    3. Character styles protect overrides
      5m 21s
    4. Creating a character style
      3m 44s
    5. Prioritizing style sheet shortcuts
      5m 23s
    6. Applying your new character style
      2m 50s
    7. Updating two styles in one pass
      4m 23s
    8. When in doubt, be obsessive
      5m 59s
  5. 1h 17m
    1. Character styles on steroids
      1m 15s
    2. Repeating style elements
      3m 59s
    3. Establishing a nested style
      3m 32s
    4. Setting the range of a nested style
      4m 3s
    5. Troubleshooting the nested range
      6m 49s
    6. Assigning automatic numbers
      2m 13s
    7. Assigning automatic bullets
      4m 49s
    8. Starting and restarting numbered sequences
      4m 15s
    9. Nesting a number or bullet style
      4m 45s
    10. Setting precise guidelines
      6m 23s
    11. Right-aligning numbers
      7m 31s
    12. Center-aligning bullets
      4m 9s
    13. Auto-numbering figures
      3m 0s
    14. Creating a custom Number setting
      4m 18s
    15. Specifying a chapter number
      3m 9s
    16. Numbering across threaded frames
      4m 4s
    17. Using a "list" to number across stories
      4m 28s
    18. What you can and can't do
      4m 36s
  6. 53m 12s
    1. If you make tables, listen up
      1m 0s
    2. A tale of two tables: Introducing the document
      2m 15s
    3. Creating a cell style
      5m 8s
    4. Adjusting the Inset values
      3m 36s
    5. Formatting the body of a table
      4m 22s
    6. Creating and applying column styles
      5m 32s
    7. Creating an all-inclusive table style
      4m 42s
    8. Converting and styling a table
      4m 48s
    9. Fixing formatting errors
      4m 20s
    10. Fixing row height and column width
      5m 24s
    11. An argument for independent cell styles
      2m 33s
    12. Making a dependent cell style
      3m 25s
    13. Selectively applying a cell style
      6m 7s
  7. 1h 10m
    1. The convergence of very nearly everything
      1m 18s
    2. Updating a style from the Find Font command
      4m 23s
    3. Step, Repeat, and Distribute
      4m 57s
    4. Adding text; removing style
      3m 2s
    5. Object-level formatting attributes
      3m 48s
    6. Creating an object style
      3m 42s
    7. Creating paired paragraph styles
      6m 27s
    8. Nesting paired paragraph styles
      3m 8s
    9. Inline and above line graphics
      5m 18s
    10. Creating an anchored object
      6m 29s
    11. Viewing frames and threads
      3m 52s
    12. Creating an anchored object style
      3m 48s
    13. Establishing anchored object defaults
      3m 44s
    14. Problems? Fit the frame to the contents
      4m 35s
    15. Employing a highly selective object style
      5m 27s
    16. The best way to anchor objects
      2m 23s
    17. Moving and anchoring text and objects
      4m 4s
  8. 1m 7s
    1. Goodbye
      1m 7s

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5h 37m Intermediate Apr 04, 2008

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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.

Topics include:
  • 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
Subject:
Design
Software:
InDesign
Author:
Deke McClelland

Changing the font for multiple style sheets

In this exercise, we are going to update the typeface that's associated with all three of the styles that we created in the previous chapter that is Page No. & Title, Byline, and Description. And because Description is based on Byline and Byline, in turn, is based on Page No. & Title, any modification that we make to Page No. & Title, because this is the parent style, will affect the other two. So if I change the typeface, for example that's associated with Page No. & Title, then Byline and Description will change as well.

Now, if you've been working right along with me through and including Chapter 2, then you can just stick inside of your Table of Contents document. If you want to catch on up, then you could open this file, let's call Styled TOC.indd, it's found inside the 03_update styles folder that in turn is found inside the exercise_files folder. Alright, now there is a few reasons that I want to change the typeface. First of all, currently, I've got the type set in Myriad Pro, which is a sans-serif font; great for headlines and large text, not so great for body copy. By which I mean small text that you are going to read, lots of words inside of that text.

So I want to switch to a serifed font; Adobe Garamond Pro, which tends to be more legible. Also notice, if I double click inside this Description text right here, you can see that I've set it to Myriad Pro Condensed and then I opened up the type a little bit by changing the horizontal scale value to 130%. That's not really the best idea on earth frankly; that's going to result in some distorted letter forms. So if I change the font, I can also deal with that problem and then finally, notice that three out of five of my descriptions end in widows.

This guy right there is a widow, this word delirium is a widow and collection is a widow as well. Again, bad form where this document is concerned, so let's take care of these problems. I am going to go and switch back to the black-arrow tool and I am going to press Ctrl+Shift+A or Command+Shift+A on the Mac to deselect me text and then I am going to update the font that's associated with all of this type by double clicking on the parent style, Page No. & Title here inside the Paragraph Styles palette. So press F11 if need be to display the palette then double click on the Style, let's go to Basic Character Formats right there which I can get to by pressing Ctrl+2 or Command+2 on the Mac as you may recall and let's change that Font Family to Adobe Garamond Pro.

Now, I could click on the down-pointing arrow ahead and scroll all the way to the top of the list which is not where Adobe Garamond Pro is located actually because it's midway in the list; it's actually alphabetized under Garamond. So I could go that route or here's a better way to work. I'll go ahead and make sure that that typeface name is active, which I could do by clicking on the words Font Family right there, and then I could just type in Gar, which is going to get me some form of Garamond most likely and then I am going to press the down-arrow key once or twice until I get to Adobe Garamond Pro.

So it's much more easy to type in the typeface name and the reason I didn't type in Adobe Garamond was that would require more typing. So if I did Gar and then down arrow a couple of times, I got Adobe Garamond Pro. You can see that that goes ahead and changes all of the type inside of the document. I am going to go ahead and click OK in order to accept that modification and I am going to zoom in on my type a little bit so that you can see there that the Page No. & Title text, the 18 and Editorial, for example, as well as 22 and Orchids en Regalia and so on that type is set beautifully.

The type size is a little small, I'll take care of that in the next exercise but otherwise, the type looks great. However, all of the other styles are set in this Pepto-Bismol pink here which tells you that something is wrong with that text. Basically, InDesign can't find the font that's associated with that text. It's all set in, let's go ahead and double click in there, it's all set in Adobe Garamond Pro which you can find but it can't find Semibold Italic that's not a style that's included on this system, might be in yours but not in this system and then if we click down here, the Condensed style is just totally missing as indicated by those brackets.

So whenever you see Pepto-Bismol pink that means that InDesign cannot find the font you need, you need to switch out the font somehow. We'll deal with that. First of all, we are going to update the type size and then we are going to deal with the other font problems beginning in the next exercise.

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