Selecting individual pieces of text in Indesign

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

  1. Runninose macrumors newbie

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    #1
    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

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    #2
    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

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

    Thanks all the same!
     

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