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Can this be done in paragraph styles?

Jan 25, 2013 11:40 AM

I'm trying to format body copy like attached, it has bold text, then roman text and bold text again.


I'm unable to create more than one type style to get the roman text in the middle.

Would anyone have an idea as to how I may accomplish this?

Thank you, John

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    Jan 25, 2013 11:42 AM   in reply to epprdtp

    It's a perfect example for using Nested Styles. You'll create character styles for each of the kinds of formatting, then define how they are called out (probably a tab character) in the Nested Styles section of a paragraph style.


    Look in InDesign Help for Nested Styles.

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    Jan 25, 2013 11:54 AM   in reply to epprdtp

    Looks to me like you only need one character style. Make the paragraph style using the bold font, then for nested styles: None through 1 tab, then a character style to change the weight through 1 word.

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    Jan 25, 2013 12:40 PM   in reply to epprdtp


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    Jan 25, 2013 1:08 PM   in reply to Daniel Flavin

    Daniel's screen cap is essentially what I said, but slightly different triggering. Mine left the tabs bold, his makes them lighter. Either is fine in this situation since a tab really has no weight. I picked the "one word" though because I wasn't sure what the separaor was between the two numbers, and that way I didn't need to worry about it.

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