Some everyday and some unexpected uses of Paragraph Rules
- [Voiceover] Paragraph Rules are great…for differentiating blocks of information,…especially in calendar listings.…The rules can be incorporated into a paragraph…style and they are associated with the text…faithfully following it wherever it goes.…So let's just take a look at what we have here.…First of all, let's take a look at…the Paragraph Rule definition.…I'll come to the Paragraph Style, right click…on the Paragraph Style name to edit it,…and then to Paragraph Rules.…
This is a Rule Above and is set to the width…of the column but we also have the option…of setting it to the width of the text.…Let's see how we can recreate this.…I'll click into this text.…This technique tends to work best when the text…is in all uppercase because then the words look…optically centered within the bar.…So I'm gonna press Command-Shift-K…or Control-Shift-K to make the text uppercase.…
Since it's uppercase, I'll also add a little…bit of positive tracking to it as well.…Then I'm going to bring up the Dialog Box…for Paragraph Rules.…
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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