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Instant InDesign: Designing Templates for Fast and Efficient Page Layout by Gabriel Powell

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Creating Object Styles

An object style is a collection of object-level formatting attributes—from a basic fill and stroke to a combination of transparency effects—that can be applied to frames with a single click (Figure 11.41). When you modify an object style, all the frames to which it is applied are instantly updated with the new changes, making object styles an indispensable component of almost any template.

Figure 11.41. The Object Style Options dialog. All the formatting described earlier in this chapter can be made part of an object style’s definition. After applying an object style, all of the object-level formatting options can be modified from one convenient location.

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