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InDesign CS3 One-on-One: Style Sheets
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Starting and restarting numbered sequences


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InDesign CS3 One-on-One: Style Sheets

with Deke McClelland

Video: Starting and restarting numbered sequences

In this exercise we are going to change the sequencing of the numbering. Now I am working inside of a document called Numbers & bullets.indd, that's found inside of the 05 Nested Numbered Folder. If you are still working inside of the document called Pages 194-195, stick with it. Now here is what's going on. This is a page spread that's been lifted, with a few changes, lifted from my Photoshop CS3 One on One Book, and these are Pages 194 and 195.
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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

Starting and restarting numbered sequences

In this exercise we are going to change the sequencing of the numbering. Now I am working inside of a document called Numbers & bullets.indd, that's found inside of the 05 Nested Numbered Folder. If you are still working inside of the document called Pages 194-195, stick with it. Now here is what's going on. This is a page spread that's been lifted, with a few changes, lifted from my Photoshop CS3 One on One Book, and these are Pages 194 and 195.

Really the steps that we were seeing on these pages, they are part of this larger lesson, and really the step that's up here in the upper left hand corner of the document, that started at 9, so this is actually Step 9 inside of this particular exercise. Then this guy is Step 10, this guy is Step 11, and then after the headline we would reset to Step 1. So how in the world do we make that happen? Well, you could actually change the style if you want to. I am going to press Shift+Tab to bring back my palettes, because I had them hidden so we could see the big spread there.

I am going to go to the Paragraph Styles palette, and I will double click on Step for just a moment. You could see how inside the Paragraph Style Options dialog box I could advance to Bullets and Numbering, and I could say that rather than Continuing from the Previous Number, which means that the numbering is going to continue automatically from one occurrence of the Step Style to the next occurrence of that style. Rather I could say, let's go ahead and Start At a specific point, and we will start at Step 9, because this is supposed to be 9 right there.

Then I will go ahead and press the Tab Key in order to update the numbering, and notice that every single one of my steps now is numbered Step 9. It is some crazy world where every step is Step 9, man. Needless to say, that it is absolutely the wrong thing to do, and in fact there is no right value. Once you set Mode to Start At, there is no longer any right value. If I set this to a 101, that is going to mess things up; every step is going to be Step 101. Which might make you think, why does this option exist if its always wrong, and this is always right, then why does Adobe give us the ability to totally mess things up? I will tell you why.

There is actually a good reason. You just don't want to change Mode when you are working with a style sheet. It is useful however for local overrides. So I am going to go ahead and cancel out of here. Let's go ahead and activate this first paragraph. I am going to go ahead and zoom in a little bit here, and hide my Paragraph Styles palette, and then I will double click. I had the black arrow tool active, so I will double click inside of the paragraph to activate it with the Type tool of course. Then with just this one paragraph active inside the document, this is the upper left paragraph, I will go up to the Control palette, to the far right side of the Control palette in fact, bring up the Palette Menu, and I am going to choose this guy right here, Bullets and Numbering.

Now we have access to that same Mode option, but instead of it being perpetually wrong, we can now switch it to Start At, and we can say, let's start this at Step 9. Go ahead and turn on the Preview checkbox and you see, there is 9, that's good news. Now I can't see any of the other steps so I can't confirm whether I got it right or not, so I will have to click OK. Then I will press Ctrl+Shift+A or Command+Shift+A on the Mac to deselect all the objects on the page. Let's go ahead and scroll down, and you can see, yes, Step 10, excellent.

Then over here Step 11, see how much better that is. Now come down here, Step 12, that's not so good because the new section should not start off with Step 12. That implies there is some continuity going on that actually isn't going on. This is a new section. So I am going to click with my Type tool inside of this paragraph, and check this out. I will right click in order to bring up this Shortcut menu right here, and then I will choose this command right there, Restart Numbering. That will restart the numbering at whatever the initial number is, which in our case of course is Step 1.

That's it, press Ctrl+Shift+A, Command+Shift+A on the Mac, at least that's it where this exercise is concerned. In the next exercise, we are going to take care of the fact that the numbers aren't styled properly, and we have some alignment issues as well.

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