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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Setup GREP Style to move numbers to next line InDesign

I'm working on typesetting a book in InDesign that has verses. Each verse starts with a number. The numbers can't be at the end of the line as it is the beginning of the text on the next line. I ...
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Indesign font size irregularities

Last night I was editing printed chapters. I noticed that on some paragraphs, the font size changes from 11 to 12. I used the same exact paragraph style on all of them. All my paragraph styles are ...
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InDesign GREP is not searching [any] styles

I'm troubleshooting one of my book designer's files and I can't seem to wrap my head around what's going on. She reached out to me that her GREP was not picking up characters she was searching for, ...
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Import InDesign character and paragraph styles into LibreOffice

I have an InDesign file with many character styles and paragraph styles defined in it, including use of the features "next paragraph style will be ____", numbering, indentation, hanging indents, grep ...
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Removing a color override from a paragraph style in Adobe Indesign

I accidentally specified a color to a paragraph style, which is based on some other. How do I clear this color override, so that I can use the color of the base paragraph?
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Remove lines between paragraphs

I am typesetting a Bible right now and the current status is that each verse is it's own paragraph, so that there is a newline after each verse. I want to have them as freeflowing text, is it possible ...
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Minimum tab space Indesign

I'm trying to get a tab space equivalent to a punctuation space but I just can't seem to find my way around the problem. I intend to use my tab space between three letter abbreviations and phone ...
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How can I test and apply certain changes to all documents in a book file?

I have a book file with around 75 documents amounting to 1927 pages. All of these documents contain the same paragraph style 'Body'. My first question is: How can I "test" a change in 'Body' to all ...
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After I made paragraph style for my body text a lot of words are with bad letter spacing

Hello, After I created a paragraph style for my body text and I applied it to the whole text now I have very bad letter spacing with a lot of words. I already used find/change and I replaced all ...
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How do I make nested vertical rulers in InDesign?

Is there a possbility to nest vertical rulers in InDesign with a Paragraph Style? My intended result looks like this: How do I make this in InDesign? I have found this trick to use Paragraph Shading ...
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Help making paragraph styles with a bulleted list and a paragraph

So I've been tasked with flowing a word doc into InDesign to make a cook book. I've set up the master pages and layouts, and I have been struggling with getting the text to flow while having a ...
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How to scale a shape to meet a dynamic element?

I have a PDF of a report which uses the above styles for section headings. I want to replicate these in InDesign. I am not sure how the original one was created. The starting point for me seems to be ...
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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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Multiple Paragraph Styles Within One Line

I am creating a document to log updates that have been done to a piece of software. It's a regular table with columns for version and an abbreviated changelog. For this changelog column, I am using ...
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Data merge & varying data in 1 text box

I'll describe this the best I can. I have managed to make a data merge in InDesign for some point of sale tickets (we currently use publisher and would love to move to the 21st century but just haven'...
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In Indesign, is it possible to put a title into greps of a paragraph style?

In Indesign, is it possible to put a name or description into greps of a paragraph style to remember instantly what was the purpose of it? I mean any query ever designed for it, or something like ...
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Apply Format to a certain textpattern in In Design

I have an insane list: Roti Flue # 748 ** Wassberg # 748 ** Furtbüel # 741 ** Zimberg # 738 ** Born # 719 ** + 6000 entries Now Id like to apply a text format to ...
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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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InDesign: fix wrapping for vertically centered text

See the following screenshot of my current document: As you can see, there's a graphic frame in the top right that has text wrap enabled. The text in the text box follows that nicely (as you can see ...
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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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Using next style in InDesign table cells

One of the coolest features that InDesign incorporated, Imho, is the next style (in paragraph styles). Nevertheless, I came across an issue where I'm not sure if my process is wrong, a glitch, or a ...
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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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InDesign: Increase “space before” but only if content is above

I am currently doing a table of contents in InDesign and have run into yet another problem, namely the spacing: My TOC features two levels of headings. To make the top-level heading stick out more, I ...
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InDesign: Even fontsize for pagenumbers in Table of Contents

I am currently trying to make a table of contents in InDesign that houses two levels of headings. To make the hierarchy more clear I have changed the fontsize of the level 2 headings. My problem is, ...
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InDesign: Table of Contents with differently coloured numbering

I want to generate a TOC whose numbers are a different colour form the actual text. Here an example made in Photoshop: As you can see the leading numbering is in blue, but the text itself is in black....
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Change InDesign's default paragraph style language

I've changed Indd preferences from USA to UK, but text in both new and existing documents still accepts USA spelling. I think I've found the culprit: Paragraph styles (basic or custom) default to an ...
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Is there a way for paragraph shading to recognize text wrap?

I know how to manually change paragraph shading offset so it doesn't overlap with another text box that has text wrap turned on, but I want to know if there is a feature that will turn that on ...
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Intelligent Headers And Subheaders In Indesign

I am working on a book of poems. Each poem has a title and some poems also have a dedication below the title (basically a sub header). I would like my Poem Title paragraph style to include a double ...
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InDesign: first bullet of bullet list appears small

I have created a text box using rectangle tool and text tool. There in that I'm going create a bullet list. What I do is add my text in text control and select bullet list. It creates the bullet list ...
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How to pick CMYK colors in Adobe Illustrator Paragraph Styles?

I'm trying to set CMYK colors to a Paragraph Style on Illustrator CC but it seems impossible to get over the preset colors list, mostly colors in RGB. Is there a way to choose colors I want in CMYK?
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How to change space between text paragraphs in InDesign?

I have a document in which the spaces between paragraphs are something like 150%. How could I change that for an entire selection to be 100%?
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InDesign: Keep paragraph (with forced line break) together across pages

I'm using a forced line break (a.k.a. soft return) in my chapter titles. I'm grabbing those paragraph styles to generate a table of contents. But now the text for those chapter titles can get broken ...
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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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Add line above and below text

There was a way to do it with InDesign, but I can't find the instructions for Photoshop CC 2017. I tried looking for paragraph rules, but I can't locate it. I'm trying to replicate the date heading on ...
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InDesign: how to build “numbered” lists that re-start numbering correctly

I'm typesetting a booklet that uses a Paragraph Style for a "numbered" list (I'm using A,B,C,D ...). Its probably a simple fix but I can't figure out how once I'm done with one list and move on to the ...
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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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InDesign CC: Text won't go to top of frame (checked all other issues)

I'm dealing with an issue where, when adjusting an existing text box (i.e. font and leading resizing), the text will not sit at the top of the frame where it was before. I've chased the following ...
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inDesign GREP styles

I have a few documents that have legal lines for 4 different countries (Japan, China, Macau, and Arabic) The legal line is composed for the most part of english and then the japanese characters, ...
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Multi-level list InDesign

I am formating a book chapter and got stuck with tables, figures and sections numberings. I am trying for days. Can someone help me please? The book is organised like this: Chapter 1 Title (This is ...
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InDesign: grep style to move single i words to next line

I need a Grep style in my paragraph styles in InDesign that makes sure that the letter i cannot stand alone at the end of a line, but will always move to the beginning of the next line. I have a ...
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Importing Word 2003 in InDesign preserves font face from word

I am importing Word 2003 files into InDesign CS5.5 by placing/linking them and mapping the Word styles to the ready made ID styles. The Word document is simple and designed with this in mind! I have 2 ...
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Generating InDesign TOC and forcing top-to-bottom-only scan of titles

I'm having that infamous issue of InDesign generating a TOC with a peculiar order and not matching the top to bottom flow of the titles on each page. I'm aware it scans top-left to bottom-right and ...
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Adobe InDesign: Avoiding first line indent of the first paragraph (via Paragraph Style)

In InDesign, is it possible to create a Paragraph Style that indents the first line starting with the second paragraph instead of the first paragraph? In other words, I would like to create a ...
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How to pad list with periods in InDesign?

I've got a text block in InDesign, it's a list, and I'd like to pad the list with periods (to the right of the list elements), so that the padding terminates at the right edge of the text box. How can ...
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How do you force right-aligned paragraph text to respect trailing whitespace in illustrator?

If you make a text box / paragraph in Illustrator, then right align the paragraph, as you type, everything moves to the left since it's right aligned - just as you'd expect. However, if you start ...
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Nested style InDesign

I want to create a nested style, which I could apply to all of the first uppercase letters within the paragraph. For example: "Joe goes to school. Lara works at home. George sleeps a lot". I want ...
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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 ...