Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Using object styles, part of InDesign CS3 Long Documents.
Essential for any global formatting workflow is the use of object styles. At their most basic,…I can create an object style, apply that object style to my picture frames then should I decide to change anything…about my picture frames, let's say for example I want to give them a key line or stroke, then I change the object style definition.…Every picture frame with that style applied to it updates.…You will just see what I mean.…So there is my object style, I'm going to right-click on that, change my Stroke property and I'm going…to give it a magenta stroke, so it's little bit easier to see.…
Click OK and now our picture frames all have a magenta stroke.…But we can take object styles a lot of further than that and we can incorporate…into the object style definition the anchored item properties and that's what we have here.…These images are all anchored to the text, meaning that if I select a piece of text- and before I go any further I'm going…to switch to my Normal view mode and cut that, Apple+X or Ctrl+X, and then insert my cursor right there and paste that…
- Setting up templates and master pages
- Working with Bridge
- Creating books
- Planning and managing styles
- Troubleshooting with the Story Editor
- Managing footnotes and endnotes
- Searching with GREP
- Generating a table of contents
- Automating layouts
- Repurposing material as PDF and XHTML documents
Skill Level Intermediate
1 . Getting Started
2. Planning Your Project
3. Setting Up and Applying Master Pages
4. Working with Booked Documents
5. Getting the Most from Global Formatting
6. The Story Editor and Editing Tools
7. Footnotes and Endnotes
9. Understanding GREP Searches
10. Generating a Table of Contents
Styling a table of contents7m 57s
11. Automating Layouts
12. Repurposing Material
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