hi, i use indesign alot and find myelf doing alot of repetitive things. I understand things can be automated with scripts, right? Can this be done?: regardless of document size, putting a 2pt black border around document and text box with a particular font ready to go, with an inset on text box. How about changing a preference? instead of opening preferences and going to tab and changing it.......script can do this in one fell swoop? Im gonna have to learn the GREP/find/change features (scary complex stuff) cheers. ps. how about "SPACE BEFORE" in respect to formatting. There is no shortcut for this is there? we have to manually go the tool bar? we should be able to manually move the insertion point with arrow keys (as we can) and then use a shortcut to increase the space before (formatting). IS THIS THE ANSWER? PARAGRAPH STYLES = CAN WE NOT JUST SET UP A STYLE WITH A 1PT SPACE BEFORE SETTING? WHICH WORKS ON WHATEVER TEXT? the paragraph style is asking for what font/size etc to be used on too. i basically want to set up a shortcut to do space before, regardless of other attributes eg font, size etc. so it will work on ANY type of text in my document. i think making a paragraph style and then using its shortcut key is the best way to do this? but space before is linked to all the other attributes, so....?