How to edit Font Color? Without having to highlight it. InDesign2019

Community Beginner ,
Jan 04, 2020 Jan 04, 2020

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I would like to select a text in InDesign and edits the color. Standard in Illustrator and Photoshop. However, it appears you have to highlight the text, see the inverse of the highlighted color, then guess how it will look in your composition.

 

Please tell me there is a way where I can edit font color without having to highlight it. 

 

Highlighted: inverse color is a gross brown redHighlighted: inverse color is a gross brown redNot Highlighted: a nice calm blueNot Highlighted: a nice calm blue

 

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Jan 04, 2020 Jan 04, 2020

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Yes you have onder option.

choose the text box and in the window swatches color you have option to color just the text > T > and now you can choose without highlight on the text. see example in the picture:

 

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Jan 09, 2020 Jan 09, 2020

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Thank you! This is my favorite solution. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 04, 2020 Jan 04, 2020

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I’ve never understood why ID doesn’t let you hide a text selection.

 

I name my swatches with an object name rather than a color name as a work around. Editing the swatch changes the color without selecting the text:

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If you have the screen space, an alternative is to open a New Window via Window>Arrange>New Window For...

 

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Thank you for the response!! 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 05, 2020 Jan 05, 2020

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Use it story editor (CTRL+Y)

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Remember, never say you can't do something in InDesign, it's always just a question of finding the right workaround to get the job done. © David Blatner

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Jan 05, 2020 Jan 05, 2020

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Use it split window - 

https://indesignsecrets.com/use-split-window-when-applying-colors-to-text.php

 

Remember, never say you can't do something in InDesign, it's always just a question of finding the right workaround to get the job done. © David Blatner

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And video about it - 

https://youtu.be/h5yCrkhMxvY

Remember, never say you can't do something in InDesign, it's always just a question of finding the right workaround to get the job done. © David Blatner
Панорамный просмотр макета (Split Window) может сделать процесс редактирования макета гораздо удобнее.Использованные в видео ресурсы:Форум: https://forum.rud...

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Mar 03, 2021 Mar 03, 2021

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I would really like InDesign to be intelligent and when I select a text box the swatch panel should automatically switch to the text color option instead of the frame background color. It would make working so much easier than to have to manually make this switch every time I select a text box.

It is much more rare for most people to want to change the background color of a text frame every time they select it, rather than the actual text color.

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Mar 05, 2021 Mar 05, 2021

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One good reason to use styles to change the text color…

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Mar 05, 2021 Mar 05, 2021

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And I do. However, I don't want to have 100 paragraph styles and another 100 character styles just to change a design that I'm playing around with in the concept stages.

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