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How to make only my first letter of my first paragraph Drop Cap without changing all next paragraphs with drop caps? [duplicate]

I am struggling with Drop Caps and character styles. When I try to make my 1st letter of my 1st paragraph in my body text style Drop Cap, all other paragraphs a beginning with Drop Cap. How can I do ...
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Why wikipedia years are lower case?

For example, this webpage about the Eruption of Krakatoa starts with the year written in lower case? Lower case numbers have a different baseline. Should it start with upper case? What's the style ...
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Combine english and chinese fonts in 1 paragraph style

When formatting in Chinese text, I 'm wondering if you can create a paragraph style so the Chinese is set in 1 Chinese font, while the numbers are set in English font. So you don't need to highlight ...
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InDesign GREP, Single Character Underlining

I'm new to the concept of using GREP. I work on documents which contain Australian Indigenous terms which contain special characters, for example, Ayers Rock's Indigenous name is Uluru, whereby the r ...
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How to effectively combat or response to the unfounded design-feedbacks?

"Make the logo bigger", "This looks like cartoon", "Bright colours are visual assault", "This is not centred", "I also know something about design". Until recently, I really used to think these ...
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How Listing Texts in a specific character style?

With TOC user can call a series of texts in order of document with a specific paragraph style to create a table of content. Is it possible to do the same calling character styles? Any tricks like ...
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How do I purposely corrupt a good line art drawing so it looks like this image in photoshop?

Please check below for the difference. One of them is pixelated and sharp and the other one is smooth and clear. I want to purposely corrupt the good image so the style looks like the bad image. What ...
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Styles in Indesign

How should I use character, paragraph, table or object styles in InDesign to create specific spacing between elements in the example provided? My goal is that when the information is updated, the ...
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How to change html tags into xml elements with xslt in InDesign xml import

I'm importing XML into InDesign (with merge content mode) and using XSLT to pick specific XML elements from the XML file. Problem is that some of the text inside XML elements contain HTML entities (...
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How to hide half of a character in InDesign?

Let's say I have a movie with rating 2.5 and I should write this rating with specific star character which is ✪ (272A, http://jrgraphix.net/r/Unicode/2700-27BF). Is there some way I could use ...
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InDesign: how to make a “phone button” style or inline graphic

I'm making a manual where I need to show which buttons to press on a phone in order to make something happen. I'm trying to figure out what's the best way to accomplish a style as in the picture below:...
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InDesign TOC character styles grabbed from body text

This has been asked before, but I've seen no answers: how do I give my inDesign TOC different character styles than those they have in the text of the document? I have created a TOC from designated ...
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Indesign CC, combine paragraph and character styles into one palette

Is there a way to combine paragraph and character styles into the same palette of styles? It would make navigating and applying styles easier, instead of continually moving between the paragraph and ...
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InDesign: Any way to prevent styles from being edited?

I want my document's styles not be editable (paragraph, character and object styles). Can I lock these somehow, or link the styles to another document which is out of reach of employee?
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Punctuation space after number in footnotes

I'm working on a journal in which there is a lot of footnotes. (17 articles, aprox 30 pages each with at least 30 footnotes). I use superscript nested style to make the number of every footnote in ...
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How can I use character styles in my table?

[character styles only visible[]1 when just type in one cell highlighted][2cell styles panel only[]2I would like to highlight an entire column or row and apply a Character style to that row or column ...
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Illustrator: How to quickly reset text styling?

Upon placing a new text object, Illustrator uses whatever styling was used on the last text object you had selected. This can be annoying in some cases. For example, I've made some extreme changes to ...
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InDesign CC dynamically apply colour to text from master page

I have a timeline on a master page, then pages for most of the items on the timeline. I want to set a character style to the item on the timeline related to the current page. The content, position, ...
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Photoshop CC Text Overrides Block Character Styles From Working

This is more of a description of a problem I'm having and not so much of a question. When I make a paragraph and format it to be the right size font and color, I can't highlight text and click on a ...
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Creating tabs/spaces in-line between Character & Paragraph Styles?

so I'm typesetting a play for an assignment and cannot for the life of me figure out how I can get a tab space between the character's name and their following dialogue whilst maintaining Character/...
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Importing markdown content in InDesign?

Okay, I have a markdown file (.md) that has all my book's content. I want to style and arrange this content in InDesign. Then I want to export this styled content to a PDF for reading. The way I was ...
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Why is Arial Bold condensing in my Illustrator CC?

After an update, Arial Bold is displaying condensed while all other varieties of Arial are working as expected. Any ideas on why this would be happening? Any help would be appreciated.
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Placing (or pasting) text from an RTF file does not preserve local style overrides (italic, bold, etc.)

I'm putting together an InDesign document (CC 2015.4, Mac) and am using RTF files to manage and maintain the textual content. However, when I place text from an RTF file created using TextEdit, my ...
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In InDesign CS6, how do I get single words in italics into the header by using running headers and character styles

First, I want to apologize if this question has been asked before, but since I am no native speaker I don't even know what words exactly I have to ask for. Maybe then you can help me by posting the ...
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Why is an el­lip­sis represented by one single character rather than a sequence of kerned dots?

An Ellipsis (Unicode character U+2026 and HTML symbol …) is a series of dots – typically three – that usually indicates an intentional omission of a word, sentence … as Wikipedia states ...
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POWERPOINT - customize page numbering? [closed]

I was wondering if there's a way to number pages in Powerpoint using this style : "01, 02, 03..." instead of "1, 2, 3..." Thanks a lot Mey
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inDesign Table of Contents auto grabbing character style

I'm just learning the Table of Contents feature in inDesign, and have learned a lot from tutorials but can't figure this one out. When I create a TOC or update the current TOC, it always defaults to ...
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Copy-and-paste Sketch artboard into different Sketch document without overwriting symbols in different artboards

Background I have a Sketch file within which there are multiple artboards. Each artboard details a screen of a web app UI I’m designing. There are many symbols/styles used across the artboards. I ...
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Regex to convert custom tags InDesign GREP

Consider the following text: This is a test text with b custom tags /b to apply a b bold /b character style. In the above text, I have used b and /b as custom tags to designate a section I need to ...
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Indesign script to automate GREP Find/Replace

This question follows on from my previous question on the subject of GREP and find/replace functionality of InDesign. To summarize the situation, my InDesign document has 3 character styles applied to ...
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Indesign script to add HTML tags based on character styles

I have an InDesign document with text styled as one of the following custom character styles throughout the document: character-bold character-italic character-bolditalic [none] I am trying to write ...
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InDesign Paragraph Styles, Object Styles & GREP

New to the forum so apologies if this has possible been covered before. I work in catalogue creation and we've recently transferred over to inDesign Im trying to recreate our price lozenges in ...
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How to solve a GREP to use on my TOC

I'm really hard to get grep usage.. any tips on how I can achieve a character style using grep for this example (img): Basically the structure is this: (start)paragraph(shift+enter) [characters I ...
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In InDesign, how to get rid of the First Line Left Indent after a “mid-sentence” Frame Break?

I am laying out my grandpa's life story in InDesign. The left page of a spread will have a scanned image of his hand-written story while the right page will have the typed version. Because I would ...
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What is the characters style in these Japanese games called? [closed]

These are screenshots from Harvest Moon and Trails from the Sky. I'm trying to find tutorials or something similar to help me learn to create characters of this style, but I don't know what to search ...
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Add column break and space to using paragraph using styles

I'm going to design a fairly large festival programme and wish to make use of XML to ease the process. But I need to be able to make column break after each entry, and also add spacing after certain ...
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InDesign, Grep and Syntax Highlighting

I have to make an e-book that contains code snippets. I am using GREP to select all code tags (bounded by <> — triangular brackets), and apply a custom style to them. The RegEx I have developed: ...
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GREP - Apply Character Style until carriage return

Is there a way to tell InDesign via GREP to apply a Character Style to the first paragraph of a text box before a carriage return? Not a forced line break. A carriage return. Thank you
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Change HTML tag styles with GREP in InDesign

I have some HTML in a text and I would like to apply a character style to the HTML tags: <p>This is some <strong>HTML</strong> I want to use.</p> I want to only change the ...
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Universal style sheets in InDesign

Does the functionality exist to have a persistent set of character and paragraph styles that's available on an application level as opposed to document level? I know that styles can be imported from ...
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Object Styles in Fireworks CS6

Is there a way to create object, character, and paragraph styles (etc.) in Fireworks, the same way that one creates styles in InDesign? There must be a way as this is a commonly needed function, but I ...
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How to make GREP match everything between two markers, regardless the Forced Line Brake occurance

I'm wondering if it's possible to make GREP "jump over" the Forced Line Brake (FLB), while he is searching for particular keyword. I have a text frame containing multiple Companies described by three ...
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Paragraph Styles with Character Style for Bullets

I've created a Paragraph Style which uses a Character style for the bullet (Zaph Dingbat Solid Block). The Character Style changes horizontal scale to 150% and adding a 50% skew. After applying the ...
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What do they call those scrolly, curvy elements next to chapter titles?

There's a name for this, and I even found a web site that helps you create such things for web sites, but I can't find or remember either. The element is on both sides of "Season 2014" on this web ...
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Help identify or find more examples of this font

I am attempting to either "revive" or find a particular font for a project, but seeing as I found it in an old book, I have only been able to find a few examples of its usage. Using the examples below,...
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Which Tools Can I Use To Create Characters Like This

http://www.paladinstudios.com/wp-content/themes/paladin/images/arthur.png Sub Question 1:- Can I create this in GIMP? Sub Question 2:- Please also list down tools which can be used to create 3D ...
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What font and characters are used for the “line break” symbol used in Microsoft Word

I am wondering which is the symbol used to denote line breaks in Microsoft Word. It can be visualized with the following steps: In MS Word, open empty document. Press SHIFT + ENTER to insert a line ...
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Resize text with bounding box and character styles - Photoshop C6/CC

Here is a video with the bug: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EHJ1zvCed0 Resizing text with the bounding box can't be restored by character styles. No matter what you do, you have to create a new ...
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InDesign grep rule that applies to everything then stops if it reaches a certain character?

InDesign GREP rules can get a bit mind-bending. Suppose you want a paragraph style with a GREP style rule that applies a character style to everything except text after a certain character. Something ...
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Add a background-color to a paragraph-style in inDesign

I am currently creating a book layout with inline code and code-blocks. For those code parts, i would like to add a background-color. It should handle code similar to the way it is displayed on ...