Selecting individual pieces of text in Indesign

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Runninose, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. Runninose macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2009
    Apologies for the rather simple question, but i cant believe i can't find the answer to this one.

    Im using Indesign and need to select many individual words within a text box for formatting i.e. change the word spacing - how can you highlight separate pieces of text at once and change the formatting in one go- rather than formatting each one separately?

    Many thanks!
  2. tobefirst macrumors 68040


    Jan 24, 2005
    St. Louis, MO
    You cannot select multiple non-consecutive pieces of text. The best option would be to set up a character style with all of the formatting changes you need. Then you can highlight each one (individually, sorry) and either use cmd-return, or even better, set up a keyboard shortcut, to get your character style.

    At least, that's how I would do it.
  3. Runninose thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2009
    Yeah, thats kinda the conclusion i've just seems such a simple and really useful function to include...thought i was missing something!

    Thanks all the same!

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