6 Replies Latest reply on Jan 22, 2013 8:13 AM by Peter Spier

    Paragraph styles and text frame alignment

    Moscool

      Having *ahem* failed with my previous attempt to add text frames on Master pages (see this discussion) I am looking at plan B... I will put empty text frames on the Master and then use the dotted lines as guides when I work on the actual pages. This in turn raises several questions:

       

      1) Can one define the vertical alignment of text in a paragraph style?  - Many aps let you specify if you want the text to be top/bottom or centred as part of a text style, but it seems that in InDesign, that specification belongs to the text frame itself. Is there a way to specify that each time I use a style I want the text to be verticaly centred?

       

      2) If I draw a text frame, can I force its position relative to the margin defined as inside/outside? - This way if the pages changes from left to right, then the frame will automatically snap to the relevant place relative to the new margin. Again - and I may be pushing my luck here – can this be defined as a parapgraph style?

       

      Thanks!