Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video Meet the object style, part of InDesign CS3 One-on-One: Style Sheets.
Alright kids, here is where things get exciting.…Believe it or not, we are going to take all of the formatting attributes that are assigned to this text frame right here,…this properly styled text frame, and we are going to apply them en mass to this text frame,…to this badly styled text frame right there. It's kind of a like an ad hoc styling at this point.…Some stuff is styled properly, other stuff not.…For example, the background of the frame isn't styled properly at all and then we have some issues…with the improperly formatted text at the bottom here.…We are going to accomplish this feet of transferring the styles from one text block to another, using an Object Style.…
So here is how it works.…I want you to go ahead and grab your black arrow tool, which you can get by pressing the V key, which is almost the last letter…in the word Move, is one way to think of it. It's the last consonant.…Anyway. And then go ahead click on this text frame in order to select the entire thing there.…Now, I want you to go up to the Window menu and I want you to choose Object Styles right there…
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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