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InDesign Type: Professional Typography with Adobe InDesign, Third Edition by Nigel French

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Chapter 14. Global Formatting with Styles

Styles have been around since the dawn of desktop publishing, continually evolving in their ease of use and range of capabilities. A bedrock feature of any page layout program, styles enable better design and a more efficient workflow. No matter how good your conceptual grasp of typography, it won’t amount to much unless you apply type formatting consistently and efficiently using styles.

Defining Our Terms

Paragraph and character styles are collections of attributes that can be applied to text with a single click or keystroke. Paragraph styles can incorporate both character and paragraph formats—font, font size, alignment, paragraph spacing, color, you name it. Character styles can incorporate character ...

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