Join Mike Rankin for an in-depth discussion in this video Using nested styles, part of Creating Long Documents with InDesign.
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 to do this.…First of all, unapply the Character Style.…
- Using text variables
- Creating templates for InDesign, InCopy, and Word
- Employing nested styles
- Creating GREP styles
- Managing color with swatches
- Building page elements with libraries and snippets
- Performing GREP find/changes
- Using InCopy workflows
- Tracking changes
- Adding footnotes and indexes
- Using InDesign book files
- Versioning documents with conditional text or object styles
- Preflighting documents
- Archiving a project
- Finding and installing useful scripts and plug-ins for frequent challenges
Skill Level Intermediate
InDesign CS5 to EPUB, Kindle, and iPadwith Anne-Marie Concepción5h 31m Intermediate
1. Document Construction
3. Using Styles
4. Building and Revising Layouts
6. Long-Doc Infrastructure
8. Working With InDesign Books
9. Customizing Long Documents
10. Outputting Long Documents
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