Learn how to input a page or column break into an InDesign document.
- [Voiceover] If you have a style of text,…a Headline, Section or Chapter Head for example,…that should always be at the top of a page or column,…the most efficient way to achieve this is through…Paragraph Styles.…I'll come to my Paragraph Styles Panel.…If you don't see your Paragraph Styles Panel,…you can find it under the Type menu…and under the Window menu…in the Styles Group.…If I click in this style up here,…we see that this is called Head,…and if I want this text to take on the same appearance,…then part of that appearance is an instruction to start…on the next page, I can apply that style.…
Let's now take a look at the style definition.…I will right click or control click with a single button…mouse on a Mac on the Style Name,…and choose Edit then come to Keep Options…and we see this is what's causing the text…to move to the top of the next page.…Now, you can apply Keep Options on a case-by-case basis…if you want.…I'm going to undo that last change.…Let's say I didn't want it to take on all of the attributes…
Author and designer Nigel French explains how to set up an "editorial workspace" that puts the tools you need most at close reach. He then moves on to selecting and editing text in InDesign: changing case, adding special characters, formatting lists, and inserting breaks. He also shows how to use the Story Editor, Notes, and the Track Changes feature, and explains how InDesign documents are constructed, so that you can edit them with more confidence.
- Opening and saving InDesign documents
- Creating an editorial workspace
- Using guides and nonprinting visual aids
- Selecting and editing text
- Changing case
- Accessing special characters
- Working with bulleted and numbered lists
- Checking spelling
- Working with Notes and Track Changes
- Understanding the underlying structure of an InDesign file
- Controlling text breaks
Skill Level Beginner
1. The InDesign Environment
2. Editing Text
3. Editorial Panels and Features
4. How InDesign Documents Are Constructed
5. Controlling Text Breaks
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