Add Rules Above or Below Paragraphs with InDesign


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Adding rules (lines) above or below a paragraph

Many designs call for a line, also called the rule, to sit above or below a paragraph, especially a heading. 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. I have my catalog file open from the exercise folder, and I'm going to jump to a previous spread by pressing Option+Page Up or Alt+Page Up. I'm going to zoom in on the lower left corner of this page, and I can see that I have a heading here, but it looks kind of a dull. I want the eye to be drawn to it, so I want to put a rule above or below it.

To do that, I need to put my text cursor inside the paragraph, so I'll double-click on it, and then I'm going to go to the Paragraph Rule dialog box. To get there, I go all the way over to the right side of the control panel, and open the control panel flyout menu. Here I can choose a Paragraph Rules. The shortcut is Command+Option+J, or Control+ Alt+J. The Paragraph Rules dialog box is act...

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 CS6 Essential Training

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Design
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