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If you ask someone in the publishing world what they are called they will point you to what's called a "Chapter Ornament" or a "Book Ornament". If you want to get further technical on the design process, book designers will refer to them if they are at the beginning of a chapter as a "Chapter Heading Ornament" or at the end of the chapter as a "End of ...


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Which half has to be hidden? Here the explanation for all of them with character styles on a 36pt character: Bottom and top half: From the Character Window Options > Apply Strikethrough to the character and create a Character Style. The measurements depend on the character size. The color cyan is just to show the bottom half to be hidden, change this ...


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They are also called "flourishes." One of the definitions of the noun form of "flourish" is "a decoration or embellishment, especially in writing," and one of its synonyms is "ornament".


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Out of curiosity, I looked at the book in question to see if there was colophon information. Some books include the typeface names used. This one did not. Then I did a search for 19th century free ebooks with type specimens and found one called Shniedewend & Lee Co's specimen book and price list of type, Shniedewend & Lee Co, Mackellar, Smiths & ...


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You could make your own font. Since it's just symbols, I think I'd use IconMoon to import stars I've created in Illustrator and saved as SVG. This doesn't really, require a walkthrough, but I figured I'd outline the steps because it might not be obvious how you can map the keys and where you get to name the font, which will be "iconmoon" by default. I ...


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This character could be done in any 3D package such as: Autodesk's Maya - Some consider this as the standard for any 3D character modeling and character animation. 3dS Max - Also produced by Autodesk but is considered the standard for architectural models. Blender - Arguable one of the best opensource solutions for 3D modeling and one of the best character ...


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As far as I know, they are called 'embellishments', or smore specifically 'text embellishments'.


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The client is never "ignorant". They are the client. They are paying the invoices, their opinion always matters. How you combat feedback you don't deem worthwhile... You provide information to explain why your designs are on track. "That looks like a cartoon" -- Actually, Facebook's current trend is to use expressive illustration to represent its' users. ...


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Yes. Simply set up and configure Paragraph or Character Styles (or table, cell, etc) with no document open. The new styles will then be available in any new document. But they won't be added to any existing documents. You could also configure a template file - .indt - which contains your styles, then start each new document by opening that template. ...


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A Distinct Semantic Meaning The ellipsis (…) is a punctuation mark. It is as distinct as any other punctuation mark and, as does any other punctuation mark, has its own meaning and uses. An ellipsis is not three periods. It looks like three periods and is more often than not, written as three periods—but it is not three periods. Depending on the context it ...


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could also be achieved by appropriate kerning instead? Typesetting conventions have been developed for over 500 years of letterpress printing. Using one character instead of manually kerning 3 metal characters each time an ellipses was used made a lot of sense. It was simply practical and also the most simple way to achieve a consistent and visually ...


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Seems to me just a tab stop, which matches a left indent, so you can use either/or. This way, hitting the tab pushes content 10p0 from the left. Or setting a paragraph style moves all the text 10p0 from the left. Set this up as 2 paragraph styles and then it is a matter of assigning the right style based upon need.


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Its not a good idea to parse HTML with regular expressions (GREP). ;( Why are you esscaping the < and > chars? they should have no specific meaning in regular expressions. Try <(.*?)> or even better <([^<>]*)>. But that matches the entire thing tough it has a matching group, you can use it to replace, but it does not alter the ...


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You need to check-out the content first to edit the placed ICML. In the layout, select the text or graphics frames to edit and choose Edit > InCopy > Check Out. See Working with managed files If the content is already checked-out it might be that the content was never checked back in again. Find the hidden lock file and delete it. (something ...


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In addition to the panel menu of charecter palette: You can shift click on the normal character/paragraph style in character/paragraph styles palette. This should return you to the default style with no bells and whistles. The benefit of this is also that by using this palette you get into the habit of using styles.


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That would be useful, but no unfortunatelly InDesign does not have such features. That is basicly why they are also selling InCopy as a separate product, which allows editors to work on InDesign files without touching the styles and page layout of a document.


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http://www.fontspace.com/casady-and-greene/keycapsflf for example is a "keyboard font", I am sure there are others. The key term here apparently is "keyboard font"


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This is definitely doable, and can quite easily be done with the use of a GREP-style script. For each of your attributes, search for it using the GREP tab and replace with <b>$0</b> (so in a script, that would be changeGrep). The codes themselves will probably get some of the formatting but that would not matter if you discard them anyway. (Make ...


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Todays Adobe CC Update (2015) brought the solution to this problem. You can now enable paragraph shading to add a background to paragraph styles.


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I don't have InDesign to check this, but assuming it behaves the same as the tester here, I believe this should work: ^.*?(:|$) That's just matching everything from the start of a string up to either the first colon or the end of the string.


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This is a guess, but I'd say it's not part of any font (or at least, any font you'd want to use). Here is a super-zoomed-in view: It's either some kind of bitmap font, or an image sprite. Modern fonts (post-Windows 95 anyways) don't typically look like that anymore. Here's another thing to consider: I jacked the font size up and played with changing the ...


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I'm not sure what you mean by "so that I don't have to go through the entire document manually". If you mean having to insert a tab for each line, there is a nifty little option called "Indent to here" (ctrl + \) which you would need to insert just before "It was 7 minutes after midnight..." and will appear as a little cross. Example: Make sure you use ...


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I would do this using a combination of character and object styles. You would set up a character style to format the numbering (the white numbers inside buttons), then anchor that (paste it) as a separate text box inside the main body text. Then apply an object style for the actual button to fill the anchored frame with color, give it round corners and shift ...


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Threshold will do most of that. Use a combination of threshold and levels, then you can also convert to bitmap as a final step


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Ok, is not an InDesign feature, but there are some tricks. Adding a Footnote to the word with the same word as a content This footnote has its own paragraph style From the TOC, call the footnote paragraph style and place it with a different paragraph style Set the original footnote paragraph style to invisible (horizontal scale=1%, vertical scale=1%) In ...


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The convention is to either use lining (uppercase) figures: or oldstyle (lowercase) figures: These two styles are never mixed. Numbers are never "capitalized" like this: Wikipedia has simply chosen to use a font (Georgia) for their headings which has oldstyle figures.


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As the character style is "empty" as you say, you could just replace it with [None] without any consequence, but I guess you ask this for the principle of it. Here is a complete list of what I would check. I also include things you have already mentioned for the sake of completeness. Search the document for any occurrences of the character style: ...


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Scroll ornament is the term, I believe.


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If you're working with a single size and layout, then an INDT template file (or an IDML, which is smaller, version-independent, and creates an Untitled document just like a template) containing your styles is a fairly easy fix, provided you can restrain yourself from "tweaking" the styles in individual documents. If your styles are evolving over time, then ...


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Don't try to match generic XML with regexp. It will not work in many cases, use a XML parser instead and export the result. See: Why it's not possible to use regex to parse HTML/XML: a formal explanation in layman's terms, especially the second answer. In any case the grep style does not allow matches over paragraph boundaries because its not a multi ...


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