Questions tagged [paragraph-styles]

Questions about storing and applying style rules to paragraphs. Lay-out software like InDesign and QuarkXPress allow general style rules to be selected, which can then be applied to selected paragraphs.

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Change a paragraph style based on the paragraph style before it [duplicate]

In InDesign, I have H1, H2, and H3 styles that look fine when preceded and followed by my Body style. But in the instances where H1 is followed by H2, or H2 is followed by H3, there is too much white ...
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InDesign Scripting: Adding a paragraph after every paragraphs of a particular style

I'm trying to automatically insert a new paragraph below every paragraph that has a particular style. This is working well, but there is the side effect of changing the style of the paragraph ...
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Indesign Scripting: In a loop, find consecutive paragraphs with the same paragraph style

What I'm trying to do Find all instances of paragraphs with a certain paragraph style. Cut the paragraphs and create a text frame where each group of paragraphs was. Apply an object style to the new ...
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Indesign Grep function to break email addresses on @ symbol

I'm trying to fit email addresses in a staff directory and wish to have the emails break on @ in order to have them look more consistent. I'm importing the email addresses via a data merge as well ...
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Make indent for more than first line in paragraph styles in InDesign?

I wonder if anyone has any idea how to make indents for more than the first line in a paragraph? I obviously understand that I can work manually to make this happen but want to set a paragraph style ...
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Set text to white automatically on dark spreads

I'm working on an illustrated book with artwork throughout. Every so often, I have a spread that has a dark background. I've created a Master page with headers and folios set in white but I can't see ...
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Help w/ script: Find two Paragraph Styles, change the second one

I'm trying to get an InDesign script that works like this: "In the currently selected text, whenever a Paragraph Style B appears after a Paragraph Style A, change that Paragraph Style B to ...
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How to get rid of unwanted InDesign style settings in paragraph style options?

I originated a design project with stylesheets years ago. The project has since been resaved by others as new docs multiple times in updated InDesign versions, and is now back with me. I want to clean ...
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Indesign: Keep multiple paragraphs (of different styles) sets together

Is it possible with a script or GREP styles to keep together multiple sets of paragraphs which can contain 5-6 different paragraph styles though the start and end paragraph styles are always the same –...
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InDesign: Remove all overrides for one paragraph style

I have a 350-page document in which the text is formatted as [Basic Paragraph] and for which the justification is overridden. I need to remove paragraph overrides for [Basic Paragraph] leaving the ...
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Moving at least two words to the next line in paragraph

I hate it when the paragraph ends with one word on the the last line. It's just not right for it to hang there by itself like that. Is there a way to force the last line to have at least 2 words?
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Updating link to changed Word document results in wrong paragraph style in InDesign

I have over three hundred word documents linked into my InDesign CS6 project. The authors of these can update them with revised texts. The documents are all in Normal Word style, and I have a mapping ...
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InDesign GREP that matches select characters between two strings

I am trying to typeset a dictionary, and at the end of many of the word entries, there are additional references the reader can consult. ...definition here. For further reference, apple; fruit; tree ...
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How to reset default type layout for text frames in InDesign

When I'm creating a file with different text styles in InDesign, at some point I invariably notice that the software has adopted a 'standard' setting for type in a brand new text box I create. Not ...
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InDesign Space Before and After not working for paragraph style

Newbie here! I am creating a family cookbook and using the opportunity to learn InDesign. With Paragraph Styles, my most recent pain-point has been adding "space before" and "space ...
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Is it possible prevent styles from "hitching up" direct formatting?

Here is a simple test: Create a new document and a text frame Type | three | | | | lines | | | | of text ...
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Auto decimal for numbering in Indesign

Is there a way to make numbers separated with decimal symbol automatically and non-destructive in Indesign? For example there is large numbers in my article which I'm designing now: I have "six ...
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Paragraph Spacing & Aligning to Baseline - incompatible?

I am working on a 200 page book of letters and would like to use paragraph spacing instead of paragraph indents. The space between paragraph is too large when the baseline grid is set to leading, but ...
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Can baseline grid be linked to a body copy paragraph style?

I am working with some type thats aligned to the baseline grid. I have made the baseline grid the same as the type leading. I have been changing and playing around with the bodycopy pt size but ...
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InDesign make paragraph border of opening paragraph remain inside text frame

Is there a way to make paragraph borders for opening paragraphs respect the edge of text frames? Paragraphs occuring elsewhere in the copy work as-intended, but the 'space before' setting won't kick ...
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Creating line breaks and spacing between heading, subtitle and body copy InDesign CS6

Currently when I am creating headings, subheadings and body copy I am using a hard return to move the text onto a new line. I understand that a hard return is an indication of a new paragraph so ...
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Append avatar image to each paragraph in chat style book

I have more than 4000 messages, and I want to create a book for these messages in chat style Look at this screenshot, it's just an example Now, everything is ok, but I want to append an avatar image ...
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InDesign - Can I set paragraph layering order (z-index) through styles?

I know I can do this by using two separate text frames, but I'd like to know if I can adjust which lines of text show on top of others, via paragraph styles. I don't like having all sorts of text ...
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Illustrator: I have paragraph styles with baseline shifts, can I make a character style to add to that shift?

This is kind of a confusing question, so let me try and elaborate. I made paragraph styles with different baseline shifts depending where they start around objects. For example directly to the left is ...
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How to align bulleted text in a paragraph style InDesign [duplicate]

Im creating a paragraph style right now and I want to make sure all the text is in line as you can see the second and third lines are indented. I've played around with the bullets and numbering, ...
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Writing professional texts

Since I don't know pretty much about, I'd like to ask you: What makes a text professional? At first glance, what do people notice in the text that will then prompt them to read it? What colors can ...
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Right-align rest of paragraph after tab

I’m typesetting an index for a book where the index subjects (the names/words/items themselves) should be left-aligned, but the page numbers referenced should be right-aligned – similar to what you’d ...
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How to Get Paragraph Numbering Aligned Away from the Spine?

Wondering if you can help me with an indesign layout problem. Any idea how I can get paragraph numbers aligned away from the spine on a facing page spread? I've tried tinkering with the right-left ...
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GREP: Change spaces for tabs in specific conditions

I want to know the way in InDesign with GREPs, if possible, to any paragraph that starts with numbers followed by a period and a space ("00" + [.] + [space]"), and replace the space for ...
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How to remove characters from auto-numbering in InDesign cross referencing?

my document has autonumbered headings styled as following: 1) Numbered Heading level 1 1.1) Numbered Heading level 2 ... The auto-numbering is set as ^#)^> for heading 1 and ^1.^#)^> for heading ...
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InDesign - Automatically add break frame after a paragraph

Is there a possibility to force a frame break after a paragraph style? I have a "Chapter" paragraph style on odd pages and I want to force automatically the next paragraph (which can be ...
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how get paragraph style and character style of selected text in indesign by script

I want the selected text to be displayed to me when I select a word or text in InDesign by executing the style paragraph script and its style character?
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Indesign: How to preserve overrides when changing a paragraph style

Many a times, I assigned different text to one paragraph style, but with different overrides. So, they look different though having a same paragraph style. Later on, I want to give each different-...
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Hide blank lines when on top of column

I've have a text, that might change, with many short paragraphs. They are flowing through five columns on every page. Most of them have a blank line between the paragraphs – but not all have – and ...
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InDesign doesn't want to start a new page with a subheading or new paragraph

The only way I can persuade InDesign to start a new paragraph (whichever of my styles I am using, and including the subheadings) on a new page, is to insert a Page Break. Otherwise it splits the ...
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InDesign Create Table of Contents based on character style?

I'm creating a small dictionary to accompany a new project and in it I have things formatted where the paragraph style is just my generic Body Copy style but the defined term itself is its own ...
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Can I automatically apply a different paragraph style to all paragraphs beginning with a specific character style?

I'm laying out a very long encyclopedia which has lots of entries. The title of each article is inline with the first paragraph (each entry has multiple paragraphs), but does have a character style ...
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Is there a way to apply a different paragraph style to alternate rows or columns in InDesign table?

I am creating a table style and want to apply a different paragraph style to every odd row or column in a table, is such a thing possible in In Design? As I can only find options for colour and border ...
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Styling characters into a pragraph

I am looking for a specific design on characters or words in an Adobe InDesign paragraph. I styled a paragraph as a little pill. But I want to apply this design on a certain word in a larger ...
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Inserting Dates Using Paragraph Style

Hello, so I’m making a planner and I want to add dynamic dates, so what I did is customizing a paragraph style with a numbering list, it works fine until I start the second column, apparently, it's ...
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Is there a way to spread a paragraph over all of a text frame's columns in InDesign?

I'm laying out a text with lists and headings between them. I used the 'Text frame options' to split a page-wide text frame into two columns. Now, it so happens that one of my main headings is too ...
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Paragraph shading in different apps

I'm looking for a free software (maybe even open-source) which can handle similar effect to Paragraph Shading in InDesign - which is working magnificent. InDesign example: Heading 2 is based on ...
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How to create a style of word that stands on top of a word on Indesign

How to create a style of word that stands on top of a word on Indesign - like this: But in a way that they would be on the same line, not a separate paragraph or table cells. I use it for word-...
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Separate keep options for paragraphs

My project is set in such a way, that the paragraphs should be kept solid. In other words they must not break no matter what. If the paragraph size exceeds the margins, then the whole paragraph is ...
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Assign text frame to a paragraph's first line

I'm working on a book with complicated layout. Each spread has three text features: A — main text paragraph B — side text paragraph C — paragraph number Each A-paragraph must have a number. I ...
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Table of contents spacing between text and dotted line in 'Tab' - paragraph styles

I added dotted lines to my table of contents using the tab section in my assigned paragraph style. I want to determine the space between the text and the dotted line as well as the space between the ...
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Parts of paragraph style won't stick

I've got a problem where I am defining a paragraph style, but when I am applying it, it does everythin as defined except for the font style. It just applies a font style I did not select, however the ...
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Adobe Indesign: Finding the last bullet in a bullet list

My current style sheet is: [Body] After paragraph : 4mm [Body, Start of List] After paragraph : 1mm [Bullets] After paragraph : 1mm [Bullets, Last] After paragraph : 4mm Part 1 Is there a way to ...
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InDesign inline text wrap object

Here's my current InDesign problem. I'm given text that, when imported, looks like this, with embedded links in the paragraph: The final product has to look like this, with proper spacing around the ...
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Align text to center of object in InDesign

I want to make this text centered within the white rectangle. I have tried using the Text Frame Options and setting vertical justification to "center', but it's still not quite aligned-- there's too ...
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