Join Mike Rankin for an in-depth discussion in this video Using object styles, part of Creating Long Documents with InDesign.
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Like text styles and swatches, object styles are great for applying consistent…automatic formatting.…Nearly any formatting you can apply to an object,…you can save into an Object style and then apply throughout your documents.…So let's look at some examples of what you can do with Object styles.…A great timesaver is to use objects styles to apply formatting to all the text…in a text frame, and you can achieve some really amazing things by using the Next…Style feature as well.…So here I have an example of a page element; a box containing a recipe that I'd…like to create automatically with an object style, and the reason I think I can…do this is that the recipes will have a totally predictable sequence of styles.…
They will all start with the recipe title, then have a bunch of ingredients,…then have this comment, and a number of steps coming after that.…So first in my Paragraph styles, I need to setup the Next Style feature in each…one of these paragraph styles to get InDesign to apply them all at once.…
- 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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