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Lesson 8. Presenting with Styles > Modifying paragraph styles

Modifying paragraph styles

1.
With the Bullet Level 1 text still selected in the main text frame, double-click the Bullet Level 1 entry in the Paragraph Styles palette to open the Paragraph Style Options dialog box. Select Tabs from the list on the left. Select the Left-Justified Tab button, and then click in the white area above the ruler at 36 pt from the left. If necessary, you can adjust the tab position by entering 36 pt as X value.

2.
Now, select Indents and Spacing from the list on the left, set Left Indent to 36 pt and First Line Indent to -36 pt. To add extra space at the end of each paragraph, enter 10 pt as Space After. (See illustration on next page.) Click OK.

These steps modified an existing paragraph style. You can also create a new paragraph style based on an existing paragraph style, as shown here for a second level bullet text.

3.
Position the cursor at the end of the Bullet Level 1 text and press Enter / Return, and then type Bullet Level 2 (the bullet point at the begin of the line will appear automatically).

4.
With the cursor still blinking at the end of line 2, select New Paragraph Style from the Paragraph Styles palette. Name this new style Bullet Level 2. Make sure that Bullet Level 1 is selected in the Based On pop-up menu.

For the level 2 text we want a regular (not bold) typeface in a smaller size. These adjustments can be made in the Basic Character Formats panel.

5.
Select Basic Character Formats from the list on the left, and then select Regular from the Font Style pop-up menu and enter 24 pt as Size.

6.
Select Indents and Spacing from the list on the left, and then set the left indent to 72 pt (2 times 36 pts) and leave the first line indent at -36 pt. Reduce Space After to 6 pt. Click OK to close the New Paragraph Style dialog box.

7.
With the cursor still blinking at the end of line 2, click the newly defined Bullet Level 2 entry in the Paragraphs Styles palette to see how the formatting is applied to the bullet item text; the text is indented and the typeface size reduced. Using these paragraph styles enables you to quickly change the hierarchy of information.


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