Using character styles


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Using character styles

Paragraph styles affect the formatting of an entire paragraph. But what if you want to just change one word or one sentence? In that case, you need character styles. For example, let's zoom in on this page here and I can see that some of the text is in Latin. I'd like to change the formatting of that text. Now, I could just select that text and change its formatting, change its style, its color or whatever. But because I'm going to be using that same formatting throughout my document, it's much more efficient and reliable to create a character style.

To do that I use my Character Style panel. Because I am in the Advanced workspace, the Character Styles panel shows automatically in the dock on the right side of the screen. If it weren't there or if you weren't n this workspace, you could always find it by going to Window menu and choosing Character Styles from the Styles panel menu. Once the Character Style panel is open, we can create a new character style by choosing...

Using character styles
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Using character styles provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS5 Essential Training

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Design
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