How to Create Better, Faster Text and Layouts
Tap into the far-reaching potential of InDesign styles--from simple drop cap formatting to cross-media export to XHTML. Styles have the power to transform how design and production professionals approach and accomplish any project. Adopting a style-centric workflow can reduce tasks that would normally take days to mere hours, and tasks that would take hours to minutes or even seconds. Less time spent on repetitive tasks means more time for creating your best work. This book explores every InDesign style to reveal its full potential. Throughout each chapter, you'll pick up many tips and best practices gleaned from real-world experience. Two bonus chapters, "Stroke Styles" and "Project Planning with Styles in Mind" are available for download. For "figure it out as I go" designers, embracing styles still allow you to work intuitively on the page. And this guide helps break preconceptions and bad habits transferred from less powerful page layout applications that keep new InDesign users from working in far more satisfying and productive ways. Where InDesign is concerned, styles truly do equal substance.
Introduction PART 1: TEXT STYLES Chapter 1 The Fundamentals: Paragraph and Character Styles Chapter 2 Nesting and Sequencing Styles Chapter 3 Automatic Styling with GREP Chapter 4 Auto-styling Imported Word and Excel Files PART 2: STYLES BEYOND TEXT Chapter 5 Object Styles Chapter 6 Table and Cel Styles PART 3: COMBINING STYLES WITH OTHER FEATURES Chapter 7 Drop Caps, Bullets, and Numbering Chapter 8 Advanced Find/Change with Styles Chapter 9 Generating Dynamic Content with Styles Chapter 10 Styles, CSS, and XML Chapter 11 Style Management BONUS ONLINE CHAPTERS: CHAPTER 12 Stroke Styles CHAPTER 13 Planning Projects with Styles in Mind Register your book at www.peachpit.com/indesignstyles to gain access to the bonus material.