Discover what editors need to know when working with lists.
- [Voiceover] When working with bullet or number lists…in InDesign, keep in mind that the bullets or numbers…are autogenerated so if you're preparing the list text,…don't bother typing the bullet or the number character.…Here's what I mean.…I'm going to zoom in on my text by pressing…command and spacebar and then clicking and dragging…over that text.…I'll now select some of this text…and I'm just going to set it back to…the basic paragraph, paragraph style…and that's going to remove the bullet from it.…
So now if I apply the bullet style,…you see that the bullet characters…are automatically added.…Ideally bullet and number list formats…are incorporated into a paragraph style definition…as we have here.…Let's just take a look at how this style is defined.…I'll right-click or with a single button mouse…on a Mac, Ctrl+click on the style name and choose Edit…and my formats for the bullets and numbering…are right here…and you get to choose.…
Is it a bullet list or a number list?…In the case of bullets you get to choose the…
Author and designer Nigel French explains how to set up an "editorial workspace" that puts the tools you need most at close reach. He then moves on to selecting and editing text in InDesign: changing case, adding special characters, formatting lists, and inserting breaks. He also shows how to use the Story Editor, Notes, and the Track Changes feature, and explains how InDesign documents are constructed, so that you can edit them with more confidence.
- Opening and saving InDesign documents
- Creating an editorial workspace
- Using guides and nonprinting visual aids
- Selecting and editing text
- Changing case
- Accessing special characters
- Working with bulleted and numbered lists
- Checking spelling
- Working with Notes and Track Changes
- Understanding the underlying structure of an InDesign file
- Controlling text breaks
Skill Level Beginner
Creative Spark: Grammar Girl, Changing Writing One Word at a Timewith Mignon Fogarty10m 8s Appropriate for all
1. The InDesign Environment
2. Editing Text
3. Editorial Panels and Features
4. How InDesign Documents Are Constructed
5. Controlling Text Breaks
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