Using object styles


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Using object styles

Now that you're familiar with character styles and paragraph styles, it's time to talk about object styles. Yes, that's right. You can actually define an object style that with a single click will apply all sorts of object formatting, such as fill, stroke, transparency effects, and more. Let's see how to do it. I'll select this object on my page and zoom in to 200% with Command+2 or Ctrl+2 on Windows, and I'm going to give it some formatting. For example, I'll set the Background color, the fill, to paper and I'll set the stroke to black. Why don't we set the width of that stroke to be something smaller? Maybe just a half point. Nice little thin black stroke around it.

To make it a little bit more obvious, I'll come to the Effects panel and choose an effect such as a Drop Shadow. It's always good to have a little Drop Shadow in there. I'm just filling this out really quickly with some values. For a Drop Shadow, click OK, there we go. I now ha...

Using object styles
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Using object 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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InDesign
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