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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 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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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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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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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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Very interesting find. I reproduced your issue in inDesign CS6. It seems that only the "skew" effect is not applied, and this is true for all fonts. Other overrides, such as font color, baseline shift etc. will show up. I'm not sure how to fix this problem, but if you want to create custom bullets, maybe this post is worth reading: ...


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Numbering seems to be less intuitive then thought. There is a lengthy discussion on creating numbered captions here, but to cut a long story short: If you place multiple frames on one page and apply the same numbering style, InDesign will count not be placement but order of creation. That is the reason why I get this weird order on the picture above. If ...


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Try this: in menu window > utility > script In script panel open Application > Javascript and right-click on one file (example AddGuides.jsx) and select Show in Finder. Duplicate the file in Finder and rename in decreaseParagrph.jsx and now open it with simple text editor. Paste this code: mySel = app.selection; var myArray = new Array(); ...


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I used table for my own report and it worked really good for me. For every code block that I needed, I just did a copy/paste of previous table. For syntax highlighting , I defined character style first but it was tedious to apply those styles for every pieces of code. Therefore just copied the code from IDE, preserving the color and font, to InDesgin. Here ...



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