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


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Text styles do not transfer across documents, simply because they are different documents. An easy way to achieve this is to color your text layer via layer style (color overlay) and then copy the layer style to a different layer in a different document.


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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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Yes there is in both, in fact there are two: Paragraph styles for chunks of text ending with a carriage return (paragraphs, list items, headers, table cell contents, etc). Character styles for any amount of text. You can give a paragraph a paragraph style, then give snippets of text within it character styles on top of the paragraph style. More info: ...


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If you're working with a single size and layout, then an INDT template file (or an IDML, which is smaller, version-independent, and creates an Untitled document just like a template) containing your styles is a fairly easy fix, provided you can restrain yourself from "tweaking" the styles in individual documents. If your styles are evolving over time, then ...



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