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Can a vector graphic be embedded in a paragraph style?

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Can a vector graphic be embedded in a paragraph style?

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Hi Nancy:

 

No. But tell us how what you are trying to do and maybe we can suggest another approach.

 

~Barb

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I am importing XML into an InDesign Template and have paragraph styles written for Category Titles. My client decided they wanted to put a vector image at the beginning of each category title. I would like to incorporate this into the paragraph style so the image can flow into the document without little to no tweaking once that text is in the document.

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FrameMaker (Adobe's other page layout application) can do that automatically, but InDesign cannot. I'm guessing scripting is the answer, but I'm not the one to help with that. I'll add a scripting tag to this post and let's see if someone else can help.

 

~Barb

 

Edit: Never mind, you already added it. 🙂

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Create a custom font from your vector graphic (requires separate tool).

https://helpx.adobe.com/fonts/using/ot-svg-color-fonts.html

Use that font for a bullet.

https://helpx.adobe.com/en/indesign/using/bullets-numbering.html

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Hi Nancy,

if the vector graphic's color is monochrome without any shading one could do it.

 

What you need as a minimum is a font that has the vector graphic's shape saved as glyph. Best at Unicode 2022 BULLET.

And if that is accomplished you could define a bullet point's character style with that font and glyph, give it a fill color and apply it as bullet of a bulleted list in the paragraph style definition.

 

To convert a vector graphic to a glyph and, in the end, create a new OpenType font you could use the InDesign script IndyFont by Jongware and Marc Autret: http://www.indiscripts.com/category/projects/IndyFont

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

 

 

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