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Why Should I Use Character Styles In Adobe InDesign CC

Lesson 59 from: Adobe InDesign Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

Why Should I Use Character Styles In Adobe InDesign CC

Lesson 59 from: Adobe InDesign Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

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59. Why Should I Use Character Styles In Adobe InDesign CC

Lessons

Class Trailer

Overview

1

Introduction To Adobe InDesign CC Advanced

02:24
2

Getting Started With The Adobe InDesign CC Advanced Class

02:38
3

Adjusting Your Workspace For Maximum Amazingness

08:20

Fonts

4

Setting The Default Font Size For New Documents Adobe InDesign

01:14
5

Special Features For Typekit & Open Type Fonts

07:43
6

Where To Get Great Free Fonts For Use In InDesign

03:34
7

Mastering Your Fonts In Adobe InDesign CC

03:39
8

What The Font - Font Guess In Adobe InDesign CC

06:20
9

How To Pick Beautiful Font Pairings In Adobe InDesign CC

02:27
10

Quiz - Fonts

Creative Cloud APP

11

Free Icons Using Adobe Market In InDesign CC

05:45

Color

12

How To Use The Color Theme Tool In Adobe InDesign CC

03:13
13

Using Color Modes In Adobe InDesign CC

02:37
14

Importing Colors & Setting Default Colors In Adobe InDesign CC

06:58
15

Finding Great Colours Using Adobe Color For Use In Adobe InDesign CC

01:11
16

Appearance Of Black & Proofing Colours

07:59
17

Draw Lot Of Shapes At Once InDesign Gridify Live Distribute

13:15
18

Quiz - Color

Drawing

19

How To Make Arrows In Adobe InDesign CC

04:13
20

How To Draw Complex Flowers In Adobe InDesign CC

07:25
21

Quiz - Drawing

Paragraph Goodness

22

How Text Boxes Can Auto-Expand In Adobe InDesign CC With Auto Size

04:41
23

Placeholder Text Alternatives In Adobe InDesign CC

05:43
24

How To Add Paragraph Borders & Shading In Adobe InDesign CC

09:57
25

Paragraph Vs Single Line Composer In Adobe InDesign CC

02:17
26

How To Make Paragraphs Span 2 Columns In Adobe InDesign CC

03:00
27

Mastering Justification In Adobe InDesign CC

04:42
28

Mastering Hyphenation Options Using Adobe InDesign CC

06:54
29

Optical Margin Alignment In Adobe InDesign CC

02:25
30

The Secret Power Of Keep Options In Adobe InDesign CC

05:00
31

Advanced Anchored Objects In Adobe InDesign CC

04:27
32

How To Use Conditional Text In Adobe InDesign CC

07:23
33

Quiz - Paragraph Goodness

Charts & Infographics

34

How To Create Pie Charts & Bar Graphs In Adobe InDesign CC

09:37
35

Quiz - Charts & Infographics

Interactive Documents

36

The Pros & Cons Of The Various Interactive Types In InDesign CC

08:46
37

How To Create An Interactive PDF In Adobe InDesign CC

08:48
38

How To Add Interactive Page Transitions In Adobe InDesign CC

03:58
39

How To Add Navigation To An Interactive PDF In Adobe InDesign CC

06:01
40

What Is Publish Online In Adobe InDesign CC

06:39
41

How To Publish Your Adobe InDesign Publish Online Documents

03:37
42

How To Add Video To Adobe InDesign CC Documents

06:56
43

How To Create Interactive Button Triggered Animations In InDesign CC

05:53
44

How To Make A Multi State Object In Adobe InDesign CC

03:36
45

How To Add Adobe Animate CC To InDesign CC Files

03:39
46

Adding Maps & Calendars To Interactive Documents In InDesign CC

02:52
47

How To Create QR Codes In Adobe InDesign CC

02:49
48

Quiz - Interactive Documents

Keyboard Shortcuts

49

Keyboard Shortcuts In Adobe InDesign CC That Will Change Your Life

11:04
50

Keyboard Shortcuts

Long Documents

51

How To Automatically Place Lots Of Text Onto Multiple Pages In InDesign CC

08:07
52

How To Make A Cross Reference In Adobe InDesign CC

06:33
53

How To Create An Index In Adobe InDesign CC

05:21
54

Add Document Name Automatically To The Page In InDesign Using Text Variables

05:47
55

How To Use The Adobe InDesign CC Book Feature

04:53
56

Quiz - Long Documents

Preferences

57

Changing Preferences For Advanced InDesign Users

05:24

Workflow Speed Tips

58

How To Speed Up Your Workflow For Advanced InDesign CC Users Styles

03:34

Styles

59

Why Should I Use Character Styles In Adobe InDesign CC

04:09
60

Advanced Paragraph Styles In Adobe InDesign CC

01:57
61

How To Use & Map Word Styles In With Adobe InDesign Styles

03:18
62

How To Create Nested Styles In Adobe InDesign CC

04:08
63

How To Create A Grep Style In Adobe InDesign CC

05:58
64

How To Use A Next Style In Adobe InDesign CC

05:27
65

Advanced Object Styles In Adobe InDesign CC

07:51
66

Quiz - Styles

Multiple Documents

67

Best Practices For Working Across Multiple Documents In Adobe InDesign

10:06

Images

68

How To Use Adobe Stock With Adobe InDesign CC

03:16
69

How To Crop Images Inside Of Text In Adobe InDesign CC

04:11
70

Using Adobe Comp CC To Make InDesign Layouts On Your Mobile Phone Or Ipad

03:47
71

Quiz - Images

CC Libraries

72

Advanced Use Of CC Libraries In Adobe InDesign CC

09:40

Photoshop & Illustrator

73

How To Get The Most Of Photoshop & Illustrator In Adobe InDesign CC

13:32

Forms

74

How To Create A PDF Form Using Adobe InDesign CC

21:17
75

Quiz - Forms

Pages

76

Advanced Use Of The Pages Panel In Adobe InDesign CC

08:22
77

How To Place InDesign Documents Inside Of Each Other

01:55
78

Quiz - Pages

Scripts

79

How To Use And Install Scripts In Adobe InDesign CC

08:42

Speed Up InDesign

80

How To Speed Up InDesign When It’s Running Really Slow

07:34
81

Quiz - Speed Up InDesign

Exporting & Printing Tricks

82

Advanced Exporting & Printing Tricks For Adobe InDesign CC

02:32
83

Quiz - Exporting & Printing Tricks

Next Steps

84

BONUS: Software Updates

03:42
85

What To Do Once You’ve Finished Your Advanced InDesign CC Training Class

01:04

Final Quiz

86

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

Why Should I Use Character Styles In Adobe InDesign CC

Hi there, we're going to create a character style. Why? Because we've created a character style for this first paragraph here. And the nice thing about it is that because it's connected to a paragraph style, I can open up buddy, copy. It's picking you font. Let's make comic sands and our lovely character style adjusts. It's pink, it's bold, but it's taking the leave from our paragraph style and staying in that font, but being bold and pink and awfully comic sands, sorry, comic sands. Alright, let's look at how to set one of these up. Okay, so to learn what a character style does, let's first of all go to file new and creative document. It's got a print, we're just gonna use us later. We're going to make it two columns click create. We're gonna bring in some long text. So let's go to file and go to place. We're gonna use one of our earlier shortcuts. I want to bring it in from 06 styles. It's called text. I want to turn on show import options, but I don't want to turn it on forever. So,...

remember I hold down my shift key when I click open and I get the little custom box just for this one instance and I'm gonna say remove the styles, click OK and remember another little shortcut from earlier. What do I hold down on my keyboard. So this generates lots of pages. Hold down, shift. I get the little curly arrow icon if I click once on the top left here, generates pages for me all the way through and they're all linked. Lovely. First of all, we need to create a paragraph style because you'd never have a character style without a paragraph style. Okay, you kind of use them on top of to add value to a paragraph style. Okay, so we're gonna select all we're going to pick, I'm gonna pick Roboto Medium. Okay, I'm gonna pick 10 point and I'm going to create a paragraph style. So window styles, paragraph styles. We've created a lot of paragraph styles already. Okay, so click on create new style. Double click where it says paragraph style one. We're going to call out body copy. Cool, so we've got a paragraph style. Now we want a character styles and the reason we have a character style is that we can add a little bit of extra nous to our paragraph style. I could let's say I want to do this first paragraph here and I want to go through and make it bold and a color. So I want to go through and make it bold and I want to make it the pink color. Okay, so that could be my first paragraph style. I could create another paragraph style but then I've got two styles doing a lot of the same work. The only thing different about this is the color and the boldness. So what I want to do is I'm going to undo that. Okay, I'm gonna have nothing selected. I'm going to create a character style. That does one thing. Okay, so I've got nothing selected. New paragraph style click on this one. He's going to be first para. And what I'm gonna do is under basic formats. I'm going to say whatever font it is make it bold and the character color now is going to be switched out for the pink click. Ok. That character style does nothing. But those two things. You double click on it and you see I'm bold and I'm pink. The good thing about it is if I apply it to my paragraph style, body copy so on top of it, I'm going to add first paragraph. Okay, Where it becomes quite useful, especially over longer documents. Is that if I go and adjust paragraph styles now. So I've got nothing selected double click body copy. Basic character formats. We've gone actually, we're not using Roboto anymore. We're going to be using aerial boo. But that's OK. We'll click on. Ok. And you'll notice that it changed from Roboto to aerial including everything that was underneath this character style because that character style said, remember just did two things be bold be pink. So it doesn't really care what font it is. Let's go and change it again. Something a bit more crazy. Let's go. Let's go mad. Okay, Comic sans the font we love to hate. Okay, but it's bold and pink. Let's undo that quick. So bad says the reason for a character style quite simple. You might already know about them, but we need to know this to carry on with lots of other styles that we're going to create, like nested and grip, so let's get on with those now.

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