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Jul 11, 2011 Jul 11, 2011

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Seriously, can nobody figure out how to make IND highlight text ie word-style? I have 700 different body text figure references, 70 different authors with varying ages and eyesight and bold/italic just doesn't cut it. How hard can this be?

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Community Beginner , Jul 16, 2011 Jul 16, 2011
Hi,The easy down and dirty is here: http://www.creativetechs.com/iq/create_a_yellow_highlighter_style_in_indesign.html.Diane

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Jul 11, 2011 Jul 11, 2011

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gofigyyer,

Do you mean InDesign when typing »IND«? If yes, why did you post here and not in the InDesign forums ? If you do this, don’t forget to tell the readers which version of InDesign you are talking about?

If »IND« is something else, please explain it, at least I don’t get it.

- Michael

PS: I don’t think it is hard.

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InDesign CS5:

No I mean when I'm typing plain old body text in a text frame, I want to Highlight several words of text the same as if you had used a highlight pen on a hardcopy. I understand I can use a style and turn the text bold, italic, red, etc. - I want the background behind the text colored (without creating a text box, cell or some other "object". And I responded here because when I did a search on the forum for "text highlighting" it told me I should use this forum. My apologies if this is the wrong place.

Pariah Burke, in his book, "Mastering InDesign CS5," says that to make figure references stand out - you can apply a highlight effect behind the reference (ie, Figure 8-213, to aid you in finding the right locations to place figures in lengthly text documents. I can't figure out how to do that. As much as I hate Word, it has a one-click text highlight button that makes text look as though it were marked with a highlighter.

thanks, gofigyer

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gofigyer,

As InDesign is a software for high-end desktop publishing and not a reviewing tool, the solutions is not apparent. But you can do this:

1) For each background color you create a new Character Style; you can define a keyboard shortcut for your styles and thus apply them with ease.

2) In the Character Style Options window define a solid underline of width = font size + 4pt (try yourself), select the desired color, and adjust the baseline if needed.

Go ahead, and please visit the InDesign forums for all questions regarding InDesign.

- Michael

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Don't mean to be pissy, since you are now officially my hero for the day, but this question actually applies to a high-end proposal with a value of over $40B, that will eventually have 2,600 printed pages with over 1,000 place .ai assets. So this is not for review, but for ease in my production crew in quickly finding where each asset will need to be placed and later re-numbered.

But I thank you greatly for a solution that will work for me and my team.

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Jul 16, 2011 Jul 16, 2011

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Hi,

The easy down and dirty is here: http://www.creativetechs.com/iq/create_a_yellow_highlighter_style_in_indesign.html.

Diane

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Thank you all so much. Seems like such a small thing...but not in the big picture of things. I'm grateful.

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