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How to create a paragraph with difference font format by script/DOM?

Community Beginner ,
Nov 15, 2022 Nov 15, 2022

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Dear All,

 

Is it possible to create a paragraph by Indesign script / DOM as below format?

 

Chapter One - Sample

 

Regards!
Brian 

 

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Community Expert , Nov 15, 2022 Nov 15, 2022

Hi @BrianLam2022,

Yes we can do that using scripting and much more. However, there are lots of ways to get this done, a simple approach is to use styles and apply them explicitly.

Create two styles, CS1(character style) for red color text, PS1(paragraph style) for the remaining text. Then create a text frame, select it and execute the following code

 

 

var a = app.selection[0]
a.insertionPoints[-1].appliedParagraphStyle = "PS1"
a.insertionPoints[-1].appliedCharacterStyle = "CS1"
a.contents = "C
...

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Hi @BrianLam2022,

Yes we can do that using scripting and much more. However, there are lots of ways to get this done, a simple approach is to use styles and apply them explicitly.

Create two styles, CS1(character style) for red color text, PS1(paragraph style) for the remaining text. Then create a text frame, select it and execute the following code

 

 

var a = app.selection[0]
a.insertionPoints[-1].appliedParagraphStyle = "PS1"
a.insertionPoints[-1].appliedCharacterStyle = "CS1"
a.contents = "Chapter One - "
a.insertionPoints[-1].appliedCharacterStyle = app.documents[0].characterStyles[0]
a.insertionPoints[-1].contents = "Sample"

 

 

In addition to this you could also use Grep style if you have some defined logic to identify the text that has to be applied with the character style.

-Manan

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Hi Manan, Thank you for your quick reply. 🙂

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