In this second workshop for InDesign we will:
- Learn about character and paragraph editing
- Save text formatting as a paragraph style.
- Use multiple pages
- Use master pages
- Set margins and columns
- Wrap text around objects
NOTE: If you have trouble figuring out where the menu items we are using are, go to Help to search for them quickly.
Editing Characters and Paragraphs
NOTE: Text properties appear when you select your text with the text tool.
- Character formatting applies to a selected text or frame. Character formatting options includes font and font size, and you can access more by clicking the three dots next to the panel.
- Paragraph formatting applies formatting the paragraph as a unit. You can access more options by clicking the three dots next to the panel.
Save text formatting as a style
When you work with text style, Updating becomes easy. Updating a text style will update all text with that same style applied.
- To make a new style, click in the text and then click the Create Style button. Be sure to rename your new style.
- To apply a paragraph style, insert the cursor in a paragraph and select one of the styles in the Properties panel>Text style.
Edit text styles
- You can easily update the formatting of your style by clicking the redefine Style icon.
- Any text with the style applied will update.
Navigate pages in a document
- To navigate to a specific page, double-click the page thumbnail in the Pages panel.
- You can also navigate between the pages in the Status bar below.
- To create a new page, click the Create New Page icon.
- To duplicate a page, drag its thumbnail it to the Create New Page icon.
- Drag the pages thumbnails to reorder them in the document.
- To delete a selected page, Select its thumbnail and click the trash can icon.
A master page is a document template. Objects placed on a master page will appear on the pages based on that master page.
- You can apply a master page to a page by dragging its icon into that page icon
- To edit, choose the master page from the Page menu in the Properties panel.
Set margins and columns
Margins and columns are non-printing and help you frame content.
- You set the Margins and Column for each page
- To change the setting for all pages, use the master page that affects them.
- Select the page and choose Layout > Margins and Columns.
Wrap text around objects
Text wrap is applied to the object being wrapped, not the text:
- With the Selection tool, select the object you want to wrap text around.
- In the Properties panel, click the desired wrap option.