Create and Apply Nested Styles to Expedite Formatting


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Creating and applying nested styles

How do we combine Character Styles and Paragraph Styles together so that we can get multiple formats with a single click? Well, the answer as you probably guessed is Nested Styles. Nested Styles allow us to incorporate or the nest Character Styles into a Paragraph Style definition so that with a single click we can set off a chain reaction. Here is what I mean. I'll turn on the second layer so I can see the starting state of this text, and with one click I can apply that formatting.

Swipe through these three paragraphs, a single click is all that's necessary to apply the formatting. I am going to undo those two steps so that we can see how we can create these from scratch. Okay, so creating your nested styles. First of all, we create the base paragraph style. So I am just going to select this paragraph and do whatever it is I need to do to it. I am just going to leave it as is, but I will take off the hyphenation. Just a word about Nested Styles, it's possible to create these incredibly...

Creating and applying nested styles
Video duration: 12m 30s 9h 7m Intermediate Updated Nov 12, 2014

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

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