2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 26, 2013 2:38 AM by Peter Spier

    Applying styles for imported texts


      Hi guys, im brazilliam srry de terrible english, but i have one awnser


      I diagram a guide business, it have something called a sign (letreiro) , this sign has 3 lines. The first line is entirely uppercase, the second is compressed, and the third is standard.

      what i want to know is if have some way to import the text (normally we have some 400 sign, 1200 lines) into the InDesign 6, and automate the style for this 3 lines.


      Is something like that:



      this method would facilitate A LOT to me



        • 1. Re: Applying styles for imported texts
          Joel Cherney Level 5

          Your English is fine - much better than my Portuguese


          There are many ways to do this. One way is to just import all the text normally. Make three paragraph styles, and define the Next Style in each one. So FirstLine has the Next Style of SecondLine, SecondLine has the Next Style of ThirdLine, and ThirdLine has the Next Style of First Line. Then select all the text at once, then right-click the first style name in the Paragraph Styles panel, and choose "Apply FirstLine, Then Next Style."


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          • 2. Re: Applying styles for imported texts
            Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

            If the information is currently saved in a database or spreadsheet you could use Data Merge (which is documented quie well in the Help files) and style the placeholders for the fields.