Solved

Adobe InDesign - Grouping Fonts and text size together

Posted on 2012-03-30
3
543 Views
Last Modified: 2012-03-30
Is there a way in InDesign to Group headings or bodies of text together.  I have a classified section in a magazine and there are many headings and text ads under each heading.  Sometimes there are 200 ads and other times there are 250 ads, etc...  I want to be able to adjust text size and spacing in groups, ie. If I change a Heading to 12pt then all headings change to 12pt.  If I change the text spacing to 1.5% then all text spacing changes etc... so the text will expand and contract to fill the pages accordingly.  I currently do this in an old program called Ventura but I no longer want to use this.
0
Comment
Question by:livewirewebsolutions
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
designatedinitializer earned 500 total points
ID: 37789666
Man... Ventura Publisher is like the the triceratops of page layout!  :)

The functionality you are looking for is called stylesheets, and that's where you can specify style properties that will be applied to paragraphs and text parts.
Every style attribute you can change (font family, point size, spacing, indent...) can be stored in style sheets and applied in bulk.
Furthermore, you can nest styles, do that one style defines basic paragraph attributes, for instance, and other styles define modifiers like citations, etc.
0
 

Author Comment

by:livewirewebsolutions
ID: 37789864
That is awesome.  For years I thought InDesign didn't have the capability.

Ventura is a solid program. lol.  It's actually great for importing spreadsheet data from xls files into layout design with designated styles.  I use a sister program called Corel Database Publisher with it that allows me to import the data.

Do you know of anyway I can import data into the stylesheets with Indesign or Illustrator?

Thanks
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:designatedinitializer
ID: 37789868
Do you know of anyway I can import data into the stylesheets with Indesign or Illustrator?

I'm afraid I can't help you with that one.
But I'm sure there'll be some conversion plugin out there (if that functionality isn't there already buit-in to InDesign, which I don't know).
0

Featured Post

Ready to get started with anonymous questions?

It's easy! Check out this step-by-step guide for asking an anonymous question on Experts Exchange.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The Selection object is designed for user interaction. It has a Range property, so it can be used in most places that a Range object can. Recorded macros must use the Selection because they are simply copying what the user is doing. A Range prope…
Preface: When I started this series, I used the term CommandBars because that is the Office Object class that it discusses. Unfortunately, when Microsoft introduced Office 2007, they replaced the standard Commandbar menus with "The Ribbon" and rem…
This video shows where to find the word count, how to display it, and what it breaks down to in Microsoft Word.
This video walks the viewer through the process of creating Hyperlinks for the web and other documents. Select the "Insert" tab: Click "Hyperlink":  Type "http://" followed by a web address to reference a website or navigate to a document to ref…
Suggested Courses

632 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question