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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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 ...
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InDesign Next Style not applied when pasting text?

I’ve been trying out InDesign’s “Next Style” feature recently in an attempt to automate text styling and would like to find an answer to a question that occurred to me while doing so. I don’t ...
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InDesign - Paragraph styles apply different settings

I have a file with no styles. I create different styles for later use based on the text (mark text and create paragraph, character or table styles). But the styles are different when applied. Here is ...
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How can I thread text with offset headers?

I would like to thread a sequence of text through a number of pages. My requirement is that the body text always starts on the same line, and if there is a header, it always sits above this point. ...
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Can the numeral be styled In an InDesign footnote?

When using InDesign's footnotes, it is possible to apply a paragraph style to the footnote from the Type > Document Footnote Options … dialogue. However this style doesn't effect the number that ...
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Applying a Paragraph Style to a threaded text frame

When an Object Style that contains a Paragraph Style is applied to a text frame that is threaded, the Paragraph Style is not applied. This is expected behavior. Is there any way around this, or an ...
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Set first letter of paragraph to different color in InDesign

In my document I want to color the first letter in my paragraph (among other things). I already found out how to set the first letter as initial, but now I also want to change its color based on the ...
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Formatting titles below two images in same row in Indesign

I have three images, one next to another, and I need to put image titles below each image. The problem is that my image titles are long and can't all fit in one line, so I would need to format every ...
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Text skipping a page in Indesign

While working on an Indesign document, my text skips a page for no apparent reason, could somebody please clarify why? When I delete the space between words, the text returns to the same page, but as ...
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InDesign: Adding space before the first paragraph

I'm creating styles for my book (to print) in InDesign. I'd like my "chapter title" to be somewhere lower on the page, not on the top, but can't do it. How do I set the paragraph style, in this case ...
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InDesign: paragraph style changes when I add rows to a table

When I add rows to a table in InDesign, the paragraph style changes and adds "+" to the paragraph style name. My text then changes color (from black to blue) and a yellow highlight is added. I have ...
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Styling numbered lists in InDesign [closed]

I am working on transferring a powerpoint document, a workbook to be exact, into InDesign and have run into a problem. I need to create a numbered list style that looks exactly as it does in the ...
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InDesign CC 2015 Problem: Changes in one paragraph style applies to all

I am pretty new to the program and i just learned the whole paragraph styles option. It worked great but I don't know what I did and now when I change anything to one style it applies to all, and i ...
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Illustrator: Way to align / justify text with left + right in the same text box?

Is there a way to align / justify text with left + right in the same text box, without creating a new text box? It's not too big of a deal, but would save time, if there is a workaround.
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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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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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InDesign: Transparent Paragraph Shading?

I'm familiar with two methods for creating "highlighted" text in InDesign - Paragraph Shading and Paragraph Rules. Is there a way to add transparency to either? In the image below, I have some text ...
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How to set long lines of computer output without breaking on spaces

I am trying to set very long lines of computer output that have the form: text(text, "this is text that may span several lines and that may have only one or two spaces in it, or perhaps none") = text ...
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How can I have an (InDesign) paragraph style without a paragraph break (running paragraphs)?

I'm creating a small brochure using a design based on Eric Gill's "An Essay on Typography." Specifically, I have (A) paragraphs for each main idea that are new paragraphs (aligned left) starting with ...
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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 ...