Join Chad Chelius for an in-depth discussion in this video Nested styles, part of Up and Running with Styles in InDesign CS5.
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Nested styles are a way of applying character styles automatically within a …paragraph style. Nested styles are perfect for …consistently formatted text in your layout, and saves a ridiculous amount of …time when implemented properly. As you'll see, Nested styles can also be …used in a creative manner when formatting text. …In this document, I'm going to Zoom in on the caption area between these two photos. …And as you can see, this text has not really been formatted yet.…
When creating a Nested style, the first step is formatting the paragraph style, …using the general formatting you want to use for the majority of the text within …the paragraph. So, I'm going to select my Type tool, and …I'm simply going to highlight this first paragraph, where it's describing the top photo. …And we're going to make a couple of adjustments. …I want to make sure that I'm using the Minion pro font, and that the style is …set to Regular. I'm going to set my point size to ten …point, because I want my text to be a little bit smaller.…
- 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