- Make the changes to one paragraph you want to have.
- Go to Window > Styles > Paragraph Styles.
- Click to the New Style Button, name it.
- Select all texts with this formatting and klick on the style name.
Create for any kind its proper paragraph style. Take care to start with a basic style and any other based on. It helps to perform fast changes all over the document.
And to add to Willi's excellent advice, if you need to change the format of a word or words within a Paragraph Style, for example, a word in italic, you create a Character Style for this kind of formatting.
Thank you both... Willi and Derek... now I'm learning what I need to know!
I'll just bet I have a touch more though..... :>)
If you start to learn, I would suggest, the most important topics to dig in are:
- Document: Set up, size, bleed, facing/non facing pages.
- Layers (use same order with the same names, my recommendations)
- Masters: How to use them, in conjunction of layers and order of objects.
- Text Styles: Paragraph & Character Styles, all elements of it including keep options and hyphenation, have a look into the definition.
- Object Styles: How to set up objects, etc.
- Table & Cell Styles
- Forbidden behaviours (several returns to force space between paragraphs, multiple space characters, etc.)
Regarding learning InDesign, I find the online video tutorials from TrainSimple.com and Lynda.com are excellent as are the Classroom in a Book series and the QuickStart books.