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Lesson 4. Importing and Editing Text > Loading styles from another document

Loading styles from another document

Styles appear only in the document in which you create them. However, it’s easy to share styles between InDesign documents by loading, or importing, styles from other InDesign documents. In this exercise, you will take styles from another document. This other document includes several styles that will work well for the text in this newsletter. Instead of re-creating these styles, you’ll load the styles from the other document and apply them to text in the newsletter.

1.
Click the Palette Menu button () and choose Load All Styles from the Paragraph Styles palette menu.

2.
In the Open a File dialog box, double-click styles.indd from the Lesson_04 folder. Click OK in the Load Styles dialog box that appears. In the Paragraph Styles palette, notice the new styles called Sidebar Copy and Sidebar Head. You may need to scroll through the list or resize the palette to see these additional styles.

3.
In the document window, change the view so that you can see the sidebar heading (“In this Issue:”) on page 1.

4.
Using the Type tool (), click an insertion point in the sidebar, and then choose Edit > Select All.

5.
In the Paragraph Styles palette, click to select the Sidebar Copy style.

6.
Click an insertion point in the sidebar heading, “In this Issue:”

7.
In the Paragraph Styles palette, select Sidebar Head.

Before and after applying Sidebar Head paragraph style.

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