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Getting to Know Indesign

Chapter Description

In this sample chapter from Adobe InDesign Classroom in a Book (2020 release), authors Tina DeJarld and Kelly Kordes Anton walk you through the basics of InDesign. You'll learn about the building blocks of an Adobe InDesign layout: objects, text, and graphics.

Working with object styles

As with paragraph and character styles, you can quickly and consistently format objects by saving attributes as styles. In this exercise, you will apply an existing object style to the two threaded text frames containing the body copy.

  1. Choose View > Fit Page In Window.

  2. Choose Window > Styles > Object Styles to display the Object Styles panel.

  3. Using the Selection tool (selectiontool.jpg), click the text frame at the left containing the “Starters & Small Plates” subhead.

  4. Click the Green Stroke And Drop Shadow style in the Object Styles panel.

  5. Click the second text frame, which contains the “Entrées & Desserts” subhead.

  6. Click the Green Stroke And Drop Shadow style in the Object Styles panel.

  7. Click the Object Styles panel’s close box, and then choose File > Save.

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