After writing a short tutorial about placing a bracket in front of a paragraph, I started wondering whether it would be possible to place a second bracket behind the paragraph.
On InDesignSecrets I found a solution using tables. But placing a single-cell table each time is a labor intensive job. A solution using Paragraph Styles would be more convenient in this case.
This is a simple trick to get a square bracket in front of a paragraph. The bracket gets taller or shorter automatically. In my case, it’s used for an agenda.
Every month, a small team and I design a cooking magazine. Laying out all the recipes is a labor-intensive job. That's why I started searching for a way to automate and simplify the process.
Recently I had to make a movie magazine in just a few days. To speed up work I used GREP to automate the star ratings at the end of each movie title. For example: (4 stars) had to become ★★★★☆.
The word stars consists of 5 letters. These letters can be used to make the 5 stars. To distinguish between a full and an empty star, the letters are placed in upper- or lowercase based on the rating. For example: (4 stars) becomes (4 STARs).
To achieve this make 2 Character Styles called ‘Star’ and ‘Empty Star’. Open ‘Star’, go…
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