First set Left Indent to where you'd like the text to start from and then set First Line Indent minus that amount.
Even though Illustrator and Photoshop don't have a bullet point/list feature like the one in Indesign, this same method can be used to make one in those applications as well. You just gotta manually place the bullet •. Then you can adjust the ...
That's not something you can do with regular paragraphs of arbitrary length, but it's easily done using a two-column table.
Set up the table so that the text offset top and bottom is exactly half your normal paragraph spacing. The right column will contain your text.
The left column will the Paragraph Style for your guillemet, with the cell style set to ...
Set up your text frames with a custom baseline grid that starts offset from the top of the frame. Set the Start to a value big enough to fit your headers:
Set the paragraph style for your body text to align to the baseline grid:
In the paragraph style for your headers, under Keep Options, set your headers to always start on a new frame. Make sure your ...
Create two styles, Indent and No Indent.
When you set your copy, do one of two things:
Make everything Indent and manually change the first one to No Indent.
In the paragraph settings for No Indent, change Next Style to Indent. (I forget where this is exactly and I don't have the program open to check.) It won't flow that way automatically, but at the end ...
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.
They covered this in my last User's Group meeting.
First, you have to set up your paragraph style's Next Style. If you want the paras to go Style A -> B -> A -> B etc, you have to have paragraph A's next style be Paragraph B, and Paragraph B's next style must be style A. Your styles must create a loop. You can do this with any number of styles.
Select ALL ...
This can be done by setting the first letter as a character style. I call mine drop_cap:
After applying the character style you can open the style and go to Character Color to change it:
I think you should read up on character and paragraph styles, from Adobe: "Paragraph and character styles".
Create a character style and set it to "No break".
Edit your existing paragraph style, go to the GREP Style tab, choose the character style you created above and type (?<=\s)i\W+ in the "To Text" field. (credits go to @Tobias Kienzler who suggested this)
The quick and dirty way is to just select all the text you want to change and adjust the space after from the Paragraph panel. This'll override any existing styles and your text will still update any other changes to your style definitions but you won't be able to adjust that changed spacing globally without selecting the text and manually adjusting it again....
The proper way, in my opinion, to typeset such paragraphs/columns is to use the Space After options for a paragraph style. Creating one paragraph style with the space, and one without the space. Then it's a simple matter to assign the paragraph style to the paragraphs.
Using the Space After option, you will NEVER have an empty line feed at the top of any ...
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.
Alright here we go:
Check the export Tags Panel
Then go ahead and Export HTML, then open the idGeneratedStyles.css file in your preferred editor:
For the second part of your question one possible solution would be to make a Master Stylesheet using XML and import it into the different parts of your book. Though if you did the Master Stylesheet correctly I'...
It seems counter-intuitive, but you are not trying to format the text itself. The formatting needs to be applied to the text box that the pull quote is in, so the solution is to use Object Styles rather than paragraph styles.
Access the dialogue box via Window > Styles > Object Styles. As you would with Paragraph or Character styles create a new style and ...
Insert your cursor after the bullet in the line that wraps and press Cmd/Ctrl + \ (the backslash key), the default keyboard shortcut for "Indent to Here". This will align all subsequent lines of text in that same paragraph on the position of the Indent-to-Here code.
It's a case by case solution but sometimes easier than writing an indent rule.
I'm going to take a slightly different approach to solving this. While he is definitely not wrong, Darth's method will involve you having to apply your style to each character manually—a process that could be very time consuming on a large document.
I'll show you how to do it automatically.
Open your Paragraph Style Options and go to the Drop Caps and ...
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.
The easiest way to do this is, I think, by setting up some paragraph and object styles to automate the layout as much as possible, and then use a script to add in the numbers in anchored frames attached to each paragraph.
Setting up your paragraph styles
In my example here, I’ve set up a document with facing pages and some basic paragraph styles – I’ve just ...
As of InDesign CC2015 a new feature was released called Paragraph Shading to address this very topic.
For basic usage you can click the Shading button on your Paragraph Formatting area:
You can also have some control over this through Paragraph Styles:
This is done using GREP Styles, a feature of Paragraph Styles (CS4+). You can assign a Character Style to a specific word or abstractly described string of characters. ('GREP' is originally a UNIX command for programmers to search large source code files for specific code patterns.) Use the online help for details.
The column part is in the Rules section, not in the Underline Section.
I'm not sure the Underline option will achieve what you are looking for if the paragraphs you are styling are going to have different line counts/heights.
It would however work really well if you are going to use it for headers with one or two lines. You can just set up specific style ...
If you choose No Style for the Based On field all references to other styles get removed. However all formatting will be retained.
Based upon your question, I believe you can set the Based On to No Style and be set. This way all the original "Word (Entry)" style formatting will still be applied to "Main". However, if you change the "Word (Entry)" style, "...
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 ...
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.