Adding rules (lines) above or below a paragraph


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Adding rules (lines) above or below a paragraph

Many designs that call for a line, also called the rule, to set above or below a paragraph, especially a heading. Now you could spend all day drawing lines with the Line tool, but you'd be a lot better off using InDesign's Paragraph Rules feature. Let me show you how to do it. I'm going to select this text frame and zoom in to 200% with the Command+2 or Ctrl+2 on Windows and I'd like to place a line underneath this heading. I'll double-click on this to switch to the Type tool and now I'm going to use the Rule Below feature. To get to that feature, I'll go to Control panel flyout menu and choose Paragraph Rules.

Paragraph Rules is actually two different dialog boxes in one. I can set a Rule Below or a Rule Above. They look the same but they control different rules. I can even have two rules on one paragraph. In this case, I'm just going to stick with the Rule Below. To add the rule, I turn the Rule On checkbox. You can see because the Preview checkbox is turned...

Adding rules (lines) above or below a paragraph
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Adding rules (lines) above or below a paragraph provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS5 Essential Training

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