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Adobe® Creative Suite® 5 Bible by Kelly L. Murdock, Ted Padova

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Chapter 15. Working with Styles

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Formatting type

  • Working with character style sheets

  • Working with paragraph style sheets

  • Combining styles to create nested style sheets

  • Using styles with tables

  • Working with graphic and object styles

Adding type to a page is one of the more common tasks performed by creative professionals. Long gone are the days when we ordered type from a professional typesetter. Today's graphic artists are both artists and typographers. Fortunately, the typographic tools in the CS applications make your job easier when setting type.

For anyone who has set type for manuals, books, and other long documents, style sheets should be familiar tools. It's hard to imagine working with large bodies of text without using style sheets. Without them, your labors would be tenfold. You would have to manually set the styles for each body of text throughout a document, and any style changes would require the same laborious process.

Illustrator supports character and paragraph styles that make layouts much more flexible. Photoshop supports text styles for applying effects to type. In InDesign, you'll find impressive style sheet capabilities such as nested styles and style sheets for tables. In Dreamweaver, you have abundant opportunities for adding styles to Web page designs.

Note

For information on working with styles in Dreamweaver, see Chapter 24. For more information on cell and table styles in InDesign, see Creating Cell and Table Styles later in this chapter.

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