Applying styles automatically with Nested Styles


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Applying styles automatically with Nested Styles

You've seen how a paragraph style can change the formatting for an entire paragraph. But wouldn't it be cool if you could automatically format different parts of a paragraph differently? For example, let's select this text frame, zoom into 400% by pressing Command+ 4 or Ctrl+4 on Windows and look at these run-in heads. I really like to make this word and this colon bold and these three words plus the colon bold. Can I do that automatically? Absolutely, it's called creating a nested style. Here's how it works. I am going to edit the paragraph style for that paragraph.

If I am not sure what it is, I'll simply double click on it to place the cursor there. Look at the Paragraph Styles panel, and see what's selected. Fact text, great! I'll right click on it or Ctrl+Click with a one-button mouse. Edit that. Now, we can add our nested style. Nested styles lives in the Drop Caps and Nested Styles pane of the Paragraph Style Options dialog box. We've talked about dr...

Applying styles automatically with Nested Styles
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Applying styles automatically with Nested Styles provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS5 Essential Training

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Design
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