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Loading styles from another document

Styles appear only in the document in which you create them. However, it’s easy to load, or import, styles from other InDesign documents. Another Sonata Cycles document includes a couple of sidebar styles that will work well for the sidebars 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. Position the pointer on the black triangle to the right of the Paragraph Styles tab, and choose Load All Styles from the Paragraph Styles palette menu.

    Load All Styles

  2. Double-click Styles.indd from the ID_05 folder. 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).

    Styles from another doc
    Styles from another
    document loaded into
    the Paragraph Styles
    palette

  3. In the document window, change the view so that you can see the sidebar (“Upcoming Cycling Events”) on page 1.

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

  5. Select the Sidebar Copy style in the Paragraph Styles palette.

  6. Click an insertion point in the sidebar heading, “Upcoming Cycling Events.”

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

    Before and after style
    Before and after applying Sidebar Head paragraph style

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