Using a nested character style with a drop cap


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Using a nested character style with a drop cap

When we are applying our drop cap, we want do so quickly and consistently. So we need a paragraph style. We also need a paragraph style that includes in it a nested character style so that we get to apply the formatting for the small caps as well. So let's see how we can do this. I am going to come to these examples on the right-hand side, and to my paragraph styles panel, these first two paragraphs have this paragraph style applied to them. I am going to edit that by right clicking on the style name, and then I am going to come down to Drop Caps and Nested Styles.

I will specify 4 lines for the Drop Cap to sink into the text, and now I get to choose a Character Style that can be applied to that drop cap. Often, you might want to use a contrasting font, or in this case, I am just going to use a different color. So I can choose from any of these available Character Styles that I may have already created. If I haven't already created Character Styles I can do so here, on the fly, by choosing New...

Using a nested character style with a drop cap
Video duration: 3m 59s 9h 7m Intermediate Updated Nov 12, 2014

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Using a nested character style with a drop cap provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the InDesign Typography (2012)

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Design
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InDesign
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