Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video Coloring type, part of InDesign CS4 Getting Started.
In this exercise, I will show you how to assign color to characters of type as…well as the text frame that contains those characters from the Swatches and…Color panels. I am working inside a document called Coloring type.indd.…Notice that I'm working on page two of this document. Let's say we want to change the…color of the word TURIORUMQUO, which is the first word of this paragraph.…I'll select the Type tool here in the toolbox and then I will double-click on the…word to select it.…Now, color is a character level formatting attribute in InDesign, …but you wouldn't know it from the Control panel, which offers no color options whatsoever.…
Instead, you assign color from either the Swatches panel or the Color panel.…Let's start with the Swatches panel which contains saved colors. I am going to…go up to the Window menu and choose the Swatches command or I could press the…F5 key or I could click on this little Swatches icon over here on the right…side of the screen. Any of those options will bring up the Swatches panel.…
- Designing master pages
- Changing type color
- Defining paragraph styles
- Formatting bullets and numbers
- Improving display performance
- Determining how text wraps around graphics
Skill Level Beginner
Q: When creating more than one set of numbered text in a document, for the second numbered list, the numbering starts at the final number of the first n list. For example, if my first list was 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 the next list starts at 6, 7, 8, 9 etc. How can I start at 1 again for the second and subsequent lists?
A: To reset the list numbering, follow these steps:
1) Click in the paragraph that should be #1.