Using nested styles


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Using nested styles

Nested styles are an option you can build into paragraph styles that allow you to apply dynamic character styling to a continuous range of text. You just tell InDesign which character styles to apply and which characters mark the end of the range. They are perfect for creating things like run-in heads were you need the start of a paragraph formatted differently from the rest. And you can create a nested style at any time by creating or editing a paragraph style. In this case, I would like the start of this paragraph to be formatted differently from the rest. There should be this blue run-in head, and I have done that here by manually applying the RI_Blue Character Style.

But over the course of an entire project, I could save a ton of time and effort by doing this with the nested style. In this case, it's a perfect example for a nested style, because there's a consistent pattern here. Every time I have the run-in head, it's followed by an en space. So let's setup a nested style...

Using nested styles
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Using nested 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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InCopy InDesign
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