6. Specifying text location in a paragraph


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6. Specifying text location in a paragraph

One of my favorite usages for GREP is to apply Paragraph Styles and Character Styles to text in a long document. For example in this file I have some lists, and this list is just not consistent. I guess somebody actually typed 2 and then there is a period, and then a space, but up here there is a bunch of spaces and down here there is a number, a period and a tab. So in some cases there are tabs, in some cases there are spaces. I really wish I could get rid of all of that and just apply InDesign's automatic numbering. That way I know it will be consistent and look just right throughout the document.

So how can I do that? Well, I'll open up the Find/Change dialog box with the Command+F or Ctrl+F on Windows and I'm going to type in a GREP code that defines this pattern. This pattern is going to be a digit. So I know that's /d and I'm going to say -- actually there might be more than one digit because maybe it's one digit or maybe it's ten or eleven, maybe it&...

6. Specifying text location in a paragraph
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6. Specifying text location in a paragraph provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign: 10 Things to Know About GREP

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