Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Applying styles automatically with nested and line styles, part of InDesign Insider Training: Beyond the Essentials.
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You know 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, what if you could set up a rule so that the first sentences of a…paragraph were formatted one way, and then the next sentence formatted a…different way, and so on?…That's what Nested Styles and Line Styles are all about.…I have my catalog file open from the Exercise folder for a great example.…I'm going to zoom in on this text down here, and I want the first two lines of…this paragraph to be in small caps.…
I could just select that text and apply a small caps character style or manual…formatting, but what if the text were going to be edited later?…That would be a problem, because the text might reflow and I would have to go…back there and fix the formatting.…So, instead of manually applying it, I'm going to change the paragraph style.…First, I'll double-click in the paragraph to switch to Type Tool, and I'll open…
- Setting preferences
- Working with parent and child master pages
- Adding alternate layouts
- Exporting and importing page snippets
- Tracking text changes
- Choosing other languages
- Aligning to a baseline grid
- Applying styles automatically with nested and line styles
- Embedding links
- Turning image layers on and off
- Using the Pathfinder and compound paths
- Power scaling and spacing
Skill Level Intermediate
InDesign CS6 Essential Trainingwith David Blatner8h 24m Beginner
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1. Managing Your Document Window
2. Setting Up InDesign and Your New Document
Customizing InDesign menus3m 31s
3. Layout Techniques
4. Advanced Text and Typography
5. Paragraph and Character Styles
6. Long-Document Text Techniques
7. Advanced Graphic Techniques
Using advanced strokes9m 6s
9. Advanced Layout
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