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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.
People say to me, "Deke, how do you talk for 5 1/2 hours on style sheets, which is just one facet of InDesign?" That's roughly the time it takes Jack Bauer, the fictitious hero from TV show '24,' to lose a wife, save a daughter, of get a girlfriend, develop a heroin addiction, fake his own death and single-handedly stop three nuclear bombs. We actually had all that stuff in here, but it didn't quite make the cut. What can I tell you? The style sheet stuff was better. I hope you enjoyed this look at the amazing, action-packed world of InDesign CS3 style sheets.
With any luck, you'll be creating better looking documents more quickly in no time. If you're looking for more where that came from, don't forget to check out www.lynda.com/deke. Something like 30,000 videos at this site, and only one in with Jack Bauer. Don't believe me? Go back and watch them all again. And again and again. At the end of many of them, you'll see me saying, "This is Deke McClelland saying, see ya!"
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