How to Use Paragraph Rules Creatively in InDesign


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Using paragraph rules creatively

Paragraph rules provide us with a great way of breaking up and differentiating different parts of our text, and also an interesting way to give emphasis to our heads and subheads by having them reverse out of a solid color rule. Now, the basic premise of a paragraph rule is, as its name suggests, that it is attached to the text itself, which means that if you move the text, the rule will move with it. So you don't have to draw yourself a line and then when your text reflows, chase after that text with the line, which would get very tedious and would be prone to all sorts of errors.

So let's take a look at the different things that we can do with a paragraph rule. So in the heading that I have here, I have a Rule Above and a Rule Below. So it's not just an either/or, but you can have both. I am going to come up to my Control panel, and down to Paragraph Rules, and you can see that I have a Rule Above 1 point, this is its Color, this is its Offset, it's position relative to the baselin...

Using paragraph rules creatively
Video duration: 11m 48s 9h 7m Intermediate Updated Nov 12, 2014

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Using paragraph rules creatively 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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