Creating and applying character styles


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Creating and applying character styles

We have looked at paragraph styles. Let's now look specifically at character styles. Most commonly you would use a character style to apply emphasis to a range of text within a paragraph. And the most common way of doing that would be italicizing, and that's what I have done for the book titles that I have dropped into this document. However, when we look at this text we see that it is actually not in a character style. It's just been applied locally through the Font Style menu right there.

Now what's the big deal? I mean, does it matter? Well, it kind of does. It just gives you more control if you have it set up and applied through Character Styles. That way, should you decide that you don't want to give emphasis using italic or should you decide that you want your italics all to be a fraction bigger or in a color or whatever else you want to change, you can do it all through changing the character style definition, which we can't do at the moment. We would have to go and s...

Creating and applying character styles
Video duration: 5m 4s 9h 7m Intermediate Updated Nov 12, 2014

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Creating and applying character styles provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the InDesign Typography (2012)

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Design
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InDesign
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