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Adobe® InDesign® CS4 Styles: How to Create Better, Faster Text and Layouts by Michael Murphy

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Chapter 5. Object Styles

SO FAR YOU’VE LOOKED exclusively at text and the time-saving benefits of building multiple text attributes and behaviors into a style. But text isn’t the only element that makes up an InDesign layout, nor is it the only asset in a project to which you can assign multiple attributes. Frames, shapes, and strokes—collectively known as objects—potentially have at least as many attributes as text.

InDesign CS2 introduced Object Styles to extend the style concept (a reusable set of stored attributes) beyond text. Nearly any object attribute—fill, stroke, corner options, text wrap, transparency, and more—can be saved to an object style, making complex object formatting a one-click process.

One-stop Shopping for Attributes

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