Join Chad Chelius for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating and updating object styles, part of Learning InDesign CS5: Styles.
Object Styles allow you to format the appearance of objects in a consistent …manner, quickly and easily. In this video, we'll be creating object …styles for both Graphic Frames and Text Frames to demonstrate both methods. …To begin, I'm going to zoom in on this photo at the bottom of my layout. …I'm simply using the Cmd+Space Bar on Mac or the Ctrl+Space Bar on Windows. …And I'm going to click on this photo to select it because I'd like to actually …apply a drop shadow to this object. So to do that, I'm going to go to the …Window menu and I'm going to choose Effects from the list.…
And I'm just going to dock my Effects panel in my panel dock. …Now, with this object selected, I'm going to open that Effects panel. …And I'm going to click on the Effects button at the bottom of the panel and I'm …simply going to choose Drop Shadow. Now, if you turn your Preview on, we can …see what this Drop Shadow is going to look like in our document. …So, I'm going to leave my Settings set to their defaults and I'm going to click OK. …
- What are styles and why should I use them?
- Setting up and applying styles
- Dealing with style overrides
- Text styles
- Object styles
- Table styles
- Using style groups
- Sharing styles between documents