Describing inconsistent text


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Describing inconsistent text

When text is 100% consistent, it's very easy to describe. Inconsistent text is a bit more challenging, but can also be described with GREP. In a previous movie, we set up a GREP style that automatically formatted figure references in a document, and it successfully formatted only the figure references that appear in parentheses, not the ones that didn't, but excluded the parentheses from the formatting, using Positive Lookbehind and Positive Lookahead. This is that document with that style applied. I am on page 4, and as I scroll down, I can see my styled Figure 11 reference, and down here later on the page, I see Figure 14 and Figure 15.

So something is missing. Something didn't get styled. I will scroll back up, and you can see here, Figures 12 and 15. They are not referred to in a consistent manner, as the other figures. Let's take a look at the Paragraph style itself, and the GREP style built into it to see what we've got so far. I'll choose Edit>Auto Figure ...

Describing inconsistent text
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Describing inconsistent text provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Murphy as part of the Learning GREP with InDesign

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