you could define an uderline with a character style. Or by character formatting.
Best would be using several character styles for several underlines.
Apply that character style to a GREP Style of a paragraph style to underline specific words automatically.
Or apply the character styles to a selection using the Character Styles Panel.
Individual stroke weights are possible. Also the color of the line, the distance from the baseline and other settings like dashes etc.pp.
From my German InDesign UI where I am about to define a new Character Style ("Neues Zeichenformat"):
The automatic underline is not possible to do that, the weight size will increase accordingly to the text size.
But you can do this through the paragraph style applied. Create a paragraph style and do the paragraph rule below see the image below
1. Press F11 (Paragraph style)
2. Click on new paragraph style
3. On the general tab change the "Style name" and give Shortcut upto your satisfaction
4. Go to Paragraph Rules and choose Rule Below > Change the weight > Width: Text (If you want to give a gap between the text the line give the offset
Whenever you want to apply on it press your shortcut key that you have created.
Hope this will help you
Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately I’m dealing with several underlined words within a paragraph, not a whole paragraph. Sometimes more than one word in a sentence, with words that are not underlined between them.
Yes you can do one of the style whether do with the character style or paragraph style choice is yours...
Thanks for your reply. Yes, I know how to make a character style for the underline, but what I need to control is the underline itself. How is it possible to change the underline weight? Also I need one that looks “hand drawn” to some degree. I’m trying to emulate the attached.
Really? I couldn’t see how to use the stroke styles in the underline menu. I am trying to emulate the attached.
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I am trying to emulate the attached.
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And one can control the underline. I showed the character formatting controls in my answer #1.
Just define some character styles if you want to vary the underline and apply it to various words.
Here an example where I used several GREP styles that itself use several character styles to find the word "underline" and format it automatically with a paragraph style:
What is a GREP style? I should say that I have no experience in programming, nor any understanding of it.
The GREP (style and Find & Replace) is triggered by some kind of types of glyphs and their position. E.g. when I have to use an older font without the €-symbol, I create a Character Style with another font which fits to the selected, where the €-Symbol is available and always, when the character of the previous on this place sitting currency symbol is typed it formats it with this character style, in my example with a different font. But there are millions of possibilities to GREP. Has nothing to do here with programming, but with making life easier.
Thanks. I think we’ve decided to live with the underline style as it is.
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My friend what is your exact question...
I wanted to make different weights for underline (command + u) for particular words, sometimes more than one in a single sentence.
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Yes, you can
a) Alt+Double click on:
b) Then, you just need to do your tweaks:
Ps. This is a global change. It will affects all text you have underlined on all the document.
If you need different underline specs in different blocks of text you'll need to create different paragraph/character styles as others have said.
This will only affect the current document you're working on. New documents and old ones remain as they are.
If you need that new documents apply the change by default:
1) Close all opened documents/windows in InDesign
2) Go to Underline button in Control Panel
3) Repeat the A), B) steps mentioned above
4) Close InDesign
6) All new documents will apply this change by default
7) Old document's underline option remain as it is
Here's a video about custom Underlines and Strikethroughs. Start at about 1:15 into the video.
Hope this helps!
Thanks. The project in question is long done. I had to copy underlines from a facsimile of Lewis Carroll’s writing and paste them in individually.
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