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Work with styles

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  2. Get to know InDesign
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      1. Create a table of contents
      2. Footnotes
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    7. Styles
      1. Paragraph and character styles
      2. Map, export, and manage styles
      3. Object styles
      4. Drop caps and nested styles
      5. Work with styles
      6. Leading
    8. Tables
      1. Format tables
      2. Create tables
      3. Table and Cell styles
      4. Select and edit tables
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    6. Unable to export InDesign file to PDF
    7. InDesign document recovery

Duplicate styles or style groups

  1. Right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac OS) a style or style group in the Styles panel, and then choose Duplicate Style.

    A new style or group appears in the Styles panel, with the same name followed by “copy.” If you duplicated a group of styles, the style names within the new group remain the same.

    You can also duplicate styles by copying them to another group.

Group styles

You can organize styles by grouping them into separate folders in the Character Styles, Paragraph Styles, Object Styles, Table Styles, and Cell Styles panels. You can even nest groups within groups. Styles do not need to be in a group; you can add them to a group or to the root level of the panel.

Create a style group

  1. In the Styles panel:
    • To create the group at the root level, deselect all styles.

    • To create a group within a group, select and open a group.

    • To include existing styles in the group, select the styles.

  2. Choose New Style Group from the Styles panel menu, or choose New Group From Styles to move the selected styles into the new group.
  3. Type the name of the group and click OK.
  4. To move a style into the group, drag the style over the style group. When the style group is highlighted, release the mouse button.

Copy styles to a group

When you copy a style to a different group, the styles are not linked. Even though they have the same name, editing one style does not change the attributes of the other style.

  1. Select the style or group you want to copy.
  2. Choose Copy To Group from the Styles panel menu.
  3. Select the group (or [Root] level) that you want to copy the styles or group to, and then click OK.

    If the group already contains style names identical to those being copied, incoming styles are renamed.

Expand or collapse style groups

  • To expand or collapse only one group, click the triangle icon next to it.
  • To expand or collapse the group and all its subgroups, Ctrl-click (Windows) or Command-click (Mac OS) the triangle icon.

Delete style groups

Deleting a style group deletes the group and everything inside it, including styles and other groups.

  1. Select the group you want to delete.
  2. Choose Delete Style Group from the Styles panel menu, and then click Yes.
  3. For each style in the group, specify a replacement style or choose [None], and then click OK.

    If you want to use the same replacement style for all styles, select Apply To All.

If you cancel the replacement of any style, the group is not deleted. You can recover deleted styles by choosing Edit > Undo Delete Styles.

Move and reorder styles

By default, styles you create appear at the bottom of the style group or panel.

  • To alphabetize all groups and styles within groups, choose Sort By Name from the Styles panel menu.
  • To move a single style, drag it to a new location. A black line indicates where the style will be moved to; a highlighted group folder indicates that the style will be added to that group.


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