Welcome Dialog

Welcome to the Community!

We have a brand new look! Take a tour with us and explore the latest updates on Adobe Support Community.


Trying to add a customized underline to my chapter paragraph styles

New Here ,
Aug 26, 2021 Aug 26, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi! I've been searching for a way to automatically add a custom underline to a chapter/section paragraph style I'm using quite frequently for a project. My client wants a specific underline that I can't seem to create using the underline or border options. I'm attaching an image showing what the underline looks like. It will be the same width everywhere it is used. Is there a way I can incorporate this into my paragraph style so that it automatically shows under each new chapter title? title_underline.jpg

Thank you so much for any assistance! 

TOPICS
How to

Views

23

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines

correct answers 1 Correct answer

New Here , Aug 26, 2021 Aug 26, 2021
I've sort of figured out a work-around for this that will save me a ton of time, so thought I would share for anyone needing to do something similar!  I setup a new paragraph style I called "Custom Underline" and created the underline in the "Bullets and Numbering" area, using an em dash bullet followed by several characters in the "Text After" box to build the underline. So my "Text After" field looks like this: ^_^_^_^_^_^_^_^>O^>^_^_^_^_^_^_^_^_ (I had to choose a font under Basic Character F...

Likes

Translate

Translate
New Here ,
Aug 26, 2021 Aug 26, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

LATEST

I've sort of figured out a work-around for this that will save me a ton of time, so thought I would share for anyone needing to do something similar! 

 

I setup a new paragraph style I called "Custom Underline" and created the underline in the "Bullets and Numbering" area, using an em dash bullet followed by several characters in the "Text After" box to build the underline. So my "Text After" field looks like this: ^_^_^_^_^_^_^_^>O^>^_^_^_^_^_^_^_^_ (I had to choose a font under Basic Character Formats (Century Gothic worked) that showed my new "bullet" correctly.) 

 

Then I went back to my chapter paragraph style and made the "Next Style" under the General tab my new "Custom Underline" paragraph style. Now all I need to do is type my chapter heading, hit Enter and voila! I see my custom underline.

 

There may be an easier way to set this up, but this definitely works. 🙂 

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines