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That's not something you can do with regular paragraphs of arbitrary length, but it's easily done using a two-column table. Set up the table so that the text offset top and bottom is exactly half your normal paragraph spacing. The right column will contain your text. The left column will the Paragraph Style for your guillemet, with the cell style set to ...


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They covered this in my last User's Group meeting. First, you have to set up your paragraph style's Next Style. If you want the paras to go Style A -> B -> A -> B etc, you have to have paragraph A's next style be Paragraph B, and Paragraph B's next style must be style A. Your styles must create a loop. You can do this with any number of styles. Select ALL ...


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I think the best way of doing so is coloring the text box, set the paddings and then create an object style. In the object style you can configure the default paragraph style to use.


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This is done using GREP Styles, a feature of Paragraph Styles (CS4+). You can assign a Character Style to a specific word or abstractly described string of characters. ('GREP' is originally a UNIX command for programmers to search large source code files for specific code patterns.) Use the online help for details.


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I found it shortly after I posted the question. Here's the GREP ^(Community.+?\r|CN:.+?\r)


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Alright here we go: Check the export Tags Panel Then go ahead and Export HTML, then open the idGeneratedStyles.css file in your preferred editor: For the second part of your question one possible solution would be to make a Master Stylesheet using XML and import it into the different parts of your book. Though if you did the Master Stylesheet ...


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It seems counter-intuitive, but you are not trying to format the text itself. The formatting needs to be applied to the text box that the pull quote is in, so the solution is to use Object Styles rather than paragraph styles. Access the dialogue box via Window > Styles > Object Styles. As you would with Paragraph or Character styles create a new style and ...


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If you choose No Style for the Based On field all references to other styles get removed. However all formatting will be retained. Based upon your question, I believe you can set the Based On to No Style and be set. This way all the original "Word (Entry)" style formatting will still be applied to "Main". However, if you change the "Word (Entry)" style, ...


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Yes. Simply set up and configure Paragraph or Character Styles (or table, cell, etc) with no document open. The new styles will then be available in any new document. But they won't be added to any existing documents. You could also configure a template file - .indt - which contains your styles, then start each new document by opening that template. ...


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Why is leading always set to 120% in applications? Some value needs to be used and the most common denominator is probably the best option from an app development standpoint. It's generally understood that defaults are defaults and should/will be changed. If you're dealing with HTML, that's what CSS reset libraries are for - to remove defaults forcing you ...


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A DA01 posts, there is no "standard". It really comes down to what visually separates the paragraphs enough to allow easy flow without creating a "hiccup" in the motion of reading. You do not want the reader to have to stop, find the next paragraph, and continue reading. Even if that takes a millisecond, it can get distracting and unconsciously make the ...


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is it recommendable to use both indentation and paragraph space It's redundant. So most graphic designers would say it's not recommended--pretty much because there's no need. As for how much space to put between the paragraphs, there is no right answer to this other than put enough space but not too much.


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I can't say why for sure, smells like a bug, but there is a way to stop it. Just tested it out (CS6) and it does seem to always add a left-align override to paragraph styles in new columns. But, if you give your table cells a cell style that is set to use your centre-aligned paragraph style, then in new columns with that cell style, the paragraph style's ...


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There's nothing built into InDesign that will automatically insert a newline (or extra space before or space after) only to the first and last paragraphs of a given style. If this is something you will be doing a lot, it could certainly be done with a script that was either set up to start with InDesign or invoked manually. The best place to ask about ...


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This varies enormously depending on the document and the workflow. Brochure, where each page is a thought independent of the next page: break up each headline and text box so they aren't linked to anything else. Brochure, where each spread is a thought: headline gets a box, all the text boxes on that spread are linked, but don't link it to the next spread. ...


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This would be easy, first you have to apply bullets to the paragraphs you have, you can achieve this from multiple places, for now you can go to the Main Menu and then under Type you can find Bullets and Numbering from there chose Apply Bullets. This will give you the desire effects using predefined numbers, you can then change those numbers under the ...


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You could create outlines of the Guillemet, converting it to art rather than type, then use bulleted lists with an anchored art object. And anchor it to the first line of the text. This will allow the guillemet to travel with its anchored text. However, you'd have to take care with the initial placement.


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First create a Window > Styles > Character Style that defines how you want the drop caps to look. Name it whatever you want. Then create a Window > Styles > Paragraph Style. In the Drop Caps and Nested Styles section, click New Nested Style, and then set the style pull down to the Character Style you created earlier, and (should be the default) ...


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The closest I think you could get is with cell styling, but it does have its problems. If you wanted to try it though, it is simple enough to put in place, simply Table > Insert Table a 1x1 table in your text frame. Put whatever paragraph you want to have a fill/stroke inside that cell, then open your Window > Styles > Cell Styles panel, and create ...


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You have to highlight the text and adjust the stroke properties of the text itself and not of the text frame. Say I have a text frame with several paragraphs, as shown below: You can highlight the paragraph that you want stroked (giggity) and then adjust its stroke the same way you would anything else: You can do this for any selection of text; ...


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I’ve found there is a way using para and character styles though this means creating as many as there are lines you want indented. I typed in a guillemot (at the start of a two-line paragraph followed by an indent to here character. I then used a negative base-line shift to centre the guillemot on the two lines. I made this into a character style calling it ...


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There's an option to link an element to specific text. Anchored objects are items, such as images or text boxes, that are attached—or anchored—to specific text. The anchored object travels with the text containing the anchor as the text reflows. Use anchored objects for all objects that you want associated with a particular line or block of text, ...


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The column part is in the Rules section, not in the Underline Section. I'm not sure the Underline option will achieve what you are looking for if the paragraphs you are styling are going to have different line counts/heights. It would however work really well if you are going to use it for headers with one or two lines. You can just set up specific ...


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There's really nothing to worry about in terms of output. All that's being done is the text frame is getting a color applied to it. It's no different than placing a colored rectangle behind the text frame. Output would be the same, it's only the production method that is changing (and is easier).


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The best option is probably to make your icon a font. This can be done using a script by @jongware. He can do a better job of explaining it than I can. It's something that I have on my radar for the next time I need to create glyphs, so I haven't used it yet. There's a free trial or basic version. The script and more details can be found on indiscripts.com: ...


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Using and adjusting paragraph styles is your time saver. Being able to adjust a style is much more efficient than manually adjusting many boxes across your document. You will probably have to use individual boxes in places were you have a specific layout need, but your overall goal should be to get comfortable with using styles as much as you can, ...


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Well, you can import external objects into InDesign in a easy way. If I remember correctly, you can do it with the shortcut Ctrl+D (Cmd + D on Mac). When you do that, there is a window with options for the Import features where you can customize the way you do it. There are options for tables, where you can keep the original format, or use plain text, or ...


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InDesign's Paragraph Styles are a text attribute, not a frame attribute, so the applied Paragraph Style dominates. Even if you specify different Object Styles for different frames, and set different Paragraph Styles for each, it's the last Paragraph Style of the first threaded frame that takes precedence. Think this through, and you'll see the logic. You ...


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If you are wanting to do this automatically and have InDesign CS6+ the only alternative is to create a script to achieve what you want. If you're on a Mac you could always use AppleScript to record what you're doing and modify it accordingly to apply to every object in your project. So this would extend further on Marcoslhc's answer. If you're not on ...


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Sorry, you can't. There's no way to sync style across multiple documents.



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