5 Replies Latest reply on Feb 16, 2013 5:53 AM by NicolasLeclair

    Object styles

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      This question was posted in response to the following article: http://help.adobe.com/en_US/indesign/cs/using/WS5CEDB81A-0011-4dc9-9DE8-AC7AD4C80076a.html

        • 1. Re:  Object styles
          is abcdefghijklmno taken?

          assigning a stroke to object boxes as a default setting is something that never happened before

          and should be eliminated from all future adobe products

          • 2. Re:  Object styles
            Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

            The help file is incorrect, as it has always been. There is no change to object styles and strokes applied to graphics frames.


            ALL frames drawn using the graphics frame tools (with the X in them), always revert to the [None] object style regardless of what you have set for a default with the following exception: Since CS4 there is an undocumented, and apparently unsupported, method to create a real default graphic frame. If you create an object style named Place Gun Frame, the defintion of that style will be used for all drawn graphics frames rather than [None].

            • 3. Re:  Object styles
              NicolasLeclair Level 1

              Rename an object style : when renaming an object style, following the tutorial, the object becomes the default one, as explained in the note of «use default object style» If you select an object style when no frame is selected, that object style becomes the new default object style for text or graphics, depending on which tool is selected in the toolbox. So, the first action in renaming an object style automatically makes the selected style the default one. The only way I found to bypass that: No frame selected in the page, no object style highlighted in the Object Style Menu, then SHIFT CLICK the Object Style that you want to rename.

              • 4. Re:  Object styles
                Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

                You can right-click the name of any object style and choose Edit Object Style, then rename it in the dialog that pops up without affecting the current default.

                • 5. Re:  Object styles
                  NicolasLeclair Level 1

                  @ P Spier - Yes, I was aware of that command, as explained in Edit Object Styles. But the explanation in Rename an object style leads to changing the default object style. The explanation just don't consider that detail wich can be confusing  for some.