Automatically apply a Character Style wherever it appears in a paragraph through the use of a Grep Style
- [Voiceover] A grep style applies a character style…to consistent patterns within the text,…regardless of where they occur in the paragraph.…To create a grep style, you specify a grep expression.…That is, the text you're looking for…and choose a character style to apply to it.…An obvious and easy application of grep styles…is for a product name or publication name…that you want formatted with a specific character styling.…Any time you type that combination of characters,…it automatically takes on the desired appearance.…
Now in my text here, I have numerous mentions…of Acme Products and I want all of those…to be called out in a specific style.…I'll come and edit my paragraph style…by right-clicking on the paragraph style name,…come to grep style.…Click on new grep style.…The character style which I have prepared…that I want to apply to the text is called Acme…and the text that I want to apply it to…Acme Products…so when I click OK we see that all instances are called out.…
Now this is different from find/change because this is live.…
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
Graphic Design Foundations: Typographywith Ina Saltz2h 23m Beginner
InDesign: Layout and Compositionwith Nigel French1h 27m 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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