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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
People say to me, "Deke, how do you talk for 5 1/2 hours on style sheets, which is just one facet of InDesign?" That's roughly the time it takes Jack Bauer, the fictitious hero from TV show '24,' to lose a wife, save a daughter, of get a girlfriend, develop a heroin addiction, fake his own death and single-handedly stop three nuclear bombs. We actually had all that stuff in here, but it didn't quite make the cut. What can I tell you? The style sheet stuff was better. I hope you enjoyed this look at the amazing, action-packed world of InDesign CS3 style sheets.
With any luck, you'll be creating better looking documents more quickly in no time. If you're looking for more where that came from, don't forget to check out www.lynda.com/deke. Something like 30,000 videos at this site, and only one in with Jack Bauer. Don't believe me? Go back and watch them all again. And again and again. At the end of many of them, you'll see me saying, "This is Deke McClelland saying, see ya!"