Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a paragraph style, part of InDesign CS3 One-on-One: Style Sheets.
In this exercise, we are going to create a Paragraph Style, which is the most common kind…of style sheet you will be using inside of InDesign and other applications.…I would argue, whether you are creating text inside of Microsoft Word or pages on the Mac, you should be styling your text…with Paragraph Styles as well just because it's going to save you a ton of time and effort.…Now Paragraph Styles inside of InDesign happen to go well beyond anything you have available to you inside of other applications,…but much of what you learn here will translate to other programs.…
I am working inside this document called Table of Contents.indd that's found inside the 02'Graph Styles folder.…By the way that's a very common abbreviation I guess, if you will, for paragraphs.…At least in the editorial world.…One of the worlds that I come from here. And notice that we have the styled CONTENTS item, this headline right here and if you go…to the Paragraph Styles palette, whether by pressing F11 or going up to the Type menu and choosing Paragraph Styles or just going…
Download Deke's customized keyboard layouts for InDesign Style Sheets from the Exercise Files tab.
- Replicating formatting attributes with the Eyedropper tool
- Creating and applying paragraph styles
- Formatting stories with New Style and Quick Apply
- Understanding and exploiting local overrides
- Augmenting text with character styles
- Employing nested and numbered styles
- Using a "list" to number across stories
- Working with table and cell styles
- Creating and employing object styles
- Automating whole page designs with anchored object styles
Skill Level Intermediate
1. How Style Automation Works
2. Creating and Applying Paragraph Styles
3. Updating Paragraph Styles
Updating a shared attribute2m 23s
4. Augmenting Text with Character Styles
5. Employing Nested and Numbered Styles
6. Using Table and Cell Styles
7. Creating and Employing Object Styles
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