Automate formatting with Nested Styles and Line Styles
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- [Voiceover] Nested styles embed a character style,…or multiple character styles,…in a paragraph-style definition,…allowing you to apply multiple formats with a single click.…While it's possible to get very complicated…with nested styles, the best and most useful nested styles…are those that are easy to set up…and that you use frequently.…So I have a number of typical nested-style examples.…Beginning with a chapter opening treatment.…This applies a particular character style…to a drop cap, as well as small caps character style…to a specified number of words.…
I'll click into my paragraph.…Now because I'm a little short of screen space,…I'm gonna hold down the alt key to access my hand tool…and drag my page to the left.…And then come to Paragraph Styles,…create a new paragraph style.…So it's this area that I'm after,…Drop caps and Nested Styles.…Firstly to apply the drop cap, I'll specify the number…of lines I want to sync,…and we get to choose a character style that is applied…to the drop cap character.…
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To get the most from this course, make sure to watch InDesign Typography Part 1.
- Text flow and text threading
- Placeholders and text frames
- Type alignment
- Indents, insets, and spacing
- Bullet and numbered lists
- Text wrap
- Formatting with styles
- Hyphenation and line breaks
- Combining typefaces
- White space and grids
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Text Flow
3. Indents, Insets, and Spacing
4. Typical Formatting Scenarios
5. Global Formatting with Styles
6. Controlling Text
7. Design Considerations
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