Using GREP styles


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Using GREP styles

InDesign has several ways of applying automatic character formatting to text, but none is more flexible or more powerful than GREP styles. With GREP styles you can apply styling based on patterns of text, not just the presence of individual characters like with nested styles. It's like having InDesign performing a never-ending Find/Change within a paragraph, and when it finds the pattern of text you are looking for it applies the formatting. If you're new to GREP, you're probably wondering where such a strange name came from. GREP is an acronym where the R and the E stand for regular expressions, and these are little bits of code that referred to patterns of text.

InDesign can use these codes to perform Find/Changes on the text, and you can also perform this kind of operation manually in the Find/Change dialog box. But in paragraph styles you can set it up once and have it applied to all the documents that use this style throughout your workflow. I should also say that regul...

Using GREP styles
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Using GREP styles provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mike Rankin as part of the Creating Long Documents with InDesign

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Design
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