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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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

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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Affinity Publisher: typing text on a new page, text style defaults to [No Style]

In Affinity Publisher, when I'm typing text on the new page, it's text styles default to [No Style], I have to change it every time. Is there a way I can make everything default to "Body"? I ...
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Sketch: multiple text styles in one textbox

In Sketch, is there a way I can have two styles of text applied to one text box? E.g. let's say I have a style of BODY in a text box, and then want a few words of it (not all of it) underlined. I'd ...
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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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Sketch: turn off 'this document' sub-menu

Since updating Sketch (and my OS) I've noticed that, when I go to choose a text style, I have to go through a sub-menu called 'this document' Whereas it used to just show me the list of text styles as ...
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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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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 to have a TOC with 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 the ...
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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 ...