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Old 06-09-2006, 11:05 AM   #1
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In Quark I use style sheets for large documents; when I convert to InDesign I don't see a way to set styles (i.e., headlines are specific font, style, size; subheads are different font, style, size; body copy is different font, style, size; etc.). Any suggestions?
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In Quark I use style sheets for large documents; when I convert to InDesign I don't see a way to set styles . . .
Stylesheets are an essential part of InDesign — it offers both paragraph and character styles, with many possible settings.

Use the Paragraph Styles and the Character Styles items in the Type menu (see attached). F11 and Shift-F11 will also bring up the palettes.

You may want to look into InDesign Type: Professional typography with Adobe InDesign CS2 by Nigel French. It covers every aspect (as far as I can tell) of using type in InDesign. Adobe also has extensive help files accessible from the Help menu.
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Stylesheets are an essential part of InDesign — it offers both paragraph and character styles, with many possible settings.

Use the Paragraph Styles and the Character Styles items in the Type menu (see attached). F11 and Shift-F11 will also bring up the palettes.

You may want to look into InDesign Type: Professional typography with Adobe InDesign CS2 by Nigel French. It covers every aspect (as far as I can tell) of using type in InDesign. Adobe also has extensive help files accessible from the Help menu.
Thanks for your help!
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You may want to look into InDesign Type: Professional typography with Adobe InDesign CS2 by Nigel French

I've ordered that book on the strength of your recommendation, although I've only got InDesign v. 3; I trust that later versions won't be too different. Some ID books seem to think the handling of text is unimportant if you've got lots of pictures.

   
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