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You have do work with several paragraph styles. For each property in each entry one style. In the property next paragraph style you have to define the next para style. In the keep options you can tell kepp with next and/or keep with previous.
Avoid using manual column/page brakes, define it in the para styles bcause it causes aditional work at the end.
First you have define each para style.
Second you have to define the property next style.
Third you can apply it with selecting several paragraphs and clicking with the right mouse click on the style name and select in the context menu apply this and next styles and remove override.
Thanks, Willi! I have a few questions about this:
- Would I be doing the paragraphs like this (with each one having the following style set as the next style)?
*gray box paragraph style with rule below for gray highlight bar*
*title paragraph style* Newspaper 1
*subtitle paragraph style* www.newspaper1.com Twitter: @Newspaper1
*description text paragraph style* Newspaper description
Newspaper Name <tab> Contact 1 Name, Title *entry body text paragraph style*
Mailing Address <tab> Contact 1 Phone Number
City, State, Zip <tab> Contact 1 e-mail
Phone Number <tab> Contact 1 Twitter (optional, sometimes there sometimes not)
Contact 2 Name, Title <tab> Contact 3 Name, Title
Contact 2 Phone Number <tab> Contact 3 Phone Number
Contact 2 e-mail <tab> Contact 3 e-mail
After *entry body text paragraph style*, would I have to add more? The amount of information varies per entries. Some have more contacts than others, some have incomplete information, some don't have descriptions, etc. So the ending varies for each entry. I usually just skip a few lines and then the start with a new *gray box* paragraph style.
2. After this, I assume I would have to experiment with keep with nexts options for each style... with the exception of the *entry text*, which would probably be a keep with previous option... does that sound like I am on the right track?
3. After getting all of that situated, would I have to highlight all the lines of each entry one-by-one and apply gray box with next styles, remove overrides? Or is there a way to automate this process or highlight all of them?
Some other things I was wondering:
a. Should I stick with a rule below for the gray box, or would a rule above, or underline/strikethrough method be better?
b. The way the tabs are makes things a pain to edit. if information in Contact 2 changes, I can't just hit enter without Contact 3 moving to the next lines. Is this something I will have to live with? I imagine columns would be a better thing for this, but I'm not sure how it will work with the primary text frame. I thought maybe the gray box, titles and subtitles could have span rules... not sure if this will complicate things.
c. I was thinking of using a nested style to have a *bold name* character style applied for each contact name through the comma, and then apply regular text, so that I would not have to keep selecting the names and commas and applying bold name. But because not every line will have a Bold Name, would this even be possible?
Thanks for all your help!