Join Chad Chelius for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating and updating paragraph styles, part of Up and Running with Styles in InDesign CS5.
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Paragraph style should be the first type of style that you create when formatting …text in InDesign. Think of paragraph styles as the styles …that are used for the majority of the global formatting in a document. …Paragraph styles are applied to text on a paragraph level. …What does that mean? Well let's take a look. …I'm going to zoom in on the top portion of my text in this middle panel. …So I'll just hold down Cmd+Space Bar on Mac or Ctrl+Space Bar on Windows as I …marquee on the top of this text. Now to see what I want to show you, I'm …going to turn off preview mode by clicking on this left icon at the bottom …of my Tools panel. And then up here in my application bar, …I'm going to click on my view options button and choose Show Hidden Characters.…
Or if you're using an older version of InDesign, you can go to the Type menu, …and choose Show Hidden Characters there. And as you can see, the shortcut is Cmd …option I or Ctrl+Alt I on windows. The hidden character allows me to see …characters that don't actually print in my document. …
- 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