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InDesign CS3 One-on-One: Style Sheets

Installing the DekeKeys shortcuts


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InDesign CS3 One-on-One: Style Sheets

with Deke McClelland

Video: Installing the DekeKeys shortcuts

Before I introduce you to how style sheets work inside of InDesign CS3, I'd like you to go ahead and install my Deke keys keyboard shortcuts. Now these are collection of keyboard shortcuts for very common functions inside of InDesign CS3 that rather inexplicably in my estimation did not receive keyboard shortcuts in the first place. So if you're a premium member or you have access to the DVD, you can go inside the exercise files folder and then you'll find an 01_introduction sub-folder and inside there you will find a dekeKeys shortcuts sub-folder that contains two variations on the Deke keys, one for the Mac and the other for the Windows.
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  1. 49m 7s
    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
      5m 43s
    4. Using the "loaded" Eyedropper
      2m 23s
    5. Loading new attributes
      1m 33s
    6. Lifting some attributes (and not others)
      4m 19s
    7. Eyedropper FYIs
      4m 51s
    8. The five kinds of style sheets
      3m 16s
    9. Meet the paragraph style
      2m 46s
    10. Applying the Find/Change command
      3m 41s
    11. The style sheet domino effect
      4m 10s
    12. Meet the object style
      4m 19s
    13. Appending a paragraph style to an object style
      2m 5s
    14. The power of the local override
      3m 37s
  2. 30m 5s
    1. The most common and useful style sheet
      40s
    2. Creating a paragraph style
      3m 57s
    3. The Paragraph Style Options dialog box
      3m 56s
    4. Assigning a keypad shortcut
      3m 9s
    5. The better way to create a style
      1m 30s
    6. Basing one style on another
      3m 16s
    7. Assigning a Next Style setting
      2m 31s
    8. Creating a closed style loop
      1m 40s
    9. Using the Quick Apply function
      3m 30s
    10. Formatting an entire story in one click
      2m 43s
    11. Auto-formatting as you type
      3m 13s
  3. 20m 44s
    1. Style sheets are dynamic
      39s
    2. Changing the font for multiple style sheets
      4m 29s
    3. Updating a shared attribute
      2m 24s
    4. Type style, skew, and tracking
      4m 12s
    5. Clearing and integrating local overrides
      3m 6s
    6. Removing widows with Balance Ragged Lines
      2m 47s
    7. Additional tricks for clearing overrides
      3m 7s
  4. 35m 13s
    1. Styling words, numbers, and symbols
      1m 16s
    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 24s
    6. Applying your new character style
      2m 51s
    7. Updating two styles in one pass
      4m 24s
    8. When in doubt, be obsessive
      5m 59s
  5. 1h 17m
    1. Character styles on steroids
      1m 15s
    2. Repeating style elements
      4m 0s
    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 16s
    9. Nesting a number or bullet style
      4m 45s
    10. Setting precise guidelines
      6m 24s
    11. Right-aligning numbers
      7m 31s
    12. Center-aligning bullets
      4m 10s
    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 5s
    17. Using a "list" to number across stories
      4m 29s
    18. What you can and can't do
      4m 37s
  6. 53m 18s
    1. If you make tables, listen up
      1m 1s
    2. A tale of two tables: Introducing the document
      2m 15s
    3. Creating a cell style
      5m 8s
    4. Adjusting the Inset values
      3m 37s
    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 49s
    9. Fixing formatting errors
      4m 21s
    10. Fixing row height and column width
      5m 25s
    11. An argument for independent cell styles
      2m 33s
    12. Making a dependent cell style
      3m 26s
    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 24s
    3. Step, Repeat, and Distribute
      4m 57s
    4. Adding text; removing style
      3m 3s
    5. Object-level formatting attributes
      3m 48s
    6. Creating an object style
      3m 43s
    7. Creating paired paragraph styles
      6m 28s
    8. Nesting paired paragraph styles
      3m 9s
    9. Inline and above line graphics
      5m 19s
    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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InDesign CS3 One-on-One: Style Sheets
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

Installing the DekeKeys shortcuts

Before I introduce you to how style sheets work inside of InDesign CS3, I'd like you to go ahead and install my Deke keys keyboard shortcuts. Now these are collection of keyboard shortcuts for very common functions inside of InDesign CS3 that rather inexplicably in my estimation did not receive keyboard shortcuts in the first place. So if you're a premium member or you have access to the DVD, you can go inside the exercise files folder and then you'll find an 01_introduction sub-folder and inside there you will find a dekeKeys shortcuts sub-folder that contains two variations on the Deke keys, one for the Mac and the other for the Windows.

So one ends in Mac, as you can see the other ends in Win, and that they both end in, a sort of near the end, the file name say 1on1 and that's because they originally hail from my InDesign CS3 One one One book. Now you need to install these files, one of the files, the file that corresponds to your computer platform. You need to install it in a very specific location on your hard drive. Let me show you what that location is. I'll go ahead and bring up this file right here, it's called dekeKeysinstall.tif, also found inside that O1_introduction subfolder, and it tells you exactly where to put the file.

So under Windows Vista, that's where I'm working right now, the location is C:Users and each one of these is burrowing deeper into the folder structure. So you go to the C: drive, go into the Users folder, go into the User subfolder and by that red User I mean, whatever your user name is. Ostensibly that would be your name, I would think, and then AppData\Roaming\Adobe\InDesign\ Version5.0\InDesign Shortcut Sets. So you have to really burrow deep inside the folder structure.

Now you will have to have your computer set up to see invisible files and folders, and that's something I'm going to leave you to do it in your own. You're only going to see App Data, for example, if you can see invisible files and folders. Under Windows XP you burrow through this folder structure right here and on the Mac you choose Go Home, so go to the Go menu and choose the Home command. Then copy the dekeKeys file to the folder Library. So you go in to the Library subfolder and then go on to Preferences, and then inside Adobe InDesign, then inside Version 5.0 and in InDesign Shortcut Set, so on and on and on there.

Let's go ahead and hide this Photoshop file. Alright, so I've gone ahead and opened this big, huge, long folder structure that I was telling you about under Vista. So I went to the local disk, my C: drive, went to Users, went to Deke because that's my user name, big surprise there. App Data, Roaming, Adobe and then in there, I went to InDesign Version 5.0, InDesign Shortcut Sets. Now, InDesign can be running by the way. You can still have InDesign running if you want to and I'm going to go ahead and copy the Windows file of course because I'm working on the windows platform,. If you were working on the Mac you'd be copying the Mac file.

Just go ahead and move it in there or copy it if you like, and in this case I went ahead and copied the file. Now I'll go ahead and launch InDesign since my copy of InDesign is not already running. I'll go ahead and maximize my applications, so it takes up the entire screen, then go up to the Edit menu whether you're working on a Mac or the PC. Go to the Edit menu, choose keyboard shortcuts. So as I say this works whether you had InDesign running or not. So I didn't have it running that's why I had to launch it, but if you already had the program running that's just fine. Go ahead and bring out the Keyboard shortcuts command and then choose from the Set menu.

You should now see dekeKeys IDcs3 1on1, either Mac or Win, go ahead and choose it and you're in business, you have to now gone ahead and established my keyboard shortcuts, then go ahead and click OK and you're now ready to work through the series. Now this is optional step. You don't absolutely have to load my Keyboard shortcuts if you don't want to. You will still be able to work along with me. I'll always let you know when we're using a special custom keyboard shortcut. It's just a recommended practice. That's all, folks. In the next exercise we'll take our first look at replicating formatting attributes inside InDesign CS3.

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