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Using Adobe InDesign CS5 by Ted LoCascio

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9. Working with Text Styles

In this chapter you learn how to create character and paragraph styles and apply them to selected text.

By utilizing styles in InDesign, you can save and apply various character and paragraph attributes quickly and easily. By saving your favorite attribute combinations as styles, you can then apply them to text selections with one simple click.

Understanding “Style Language”

To get the most out of this chapter, you should familiarize yourself with “style language,” which includes the following terms:

Local Formatting refers to text attributes that are applied directly, without the use of styles. Any formatting changes that you make affect the selected text only.

Global Formatting refers to text attributes that ...

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