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InDesign Text And Paragraph Shading

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The background shading text attribute of QuarkXPress can be reproduced in InDesign, either as a paragraph attribute or using text underline options.




The Shading paragraph attribute of InDesign corresponds roughly to the background shading text attribute of QuarkXPress.


But as it is a paragraph attribute, it will apply to the entire paragraph, which is not always the desired effect.


Text Underline


Character-wise shading is possible in InDesign using underline options which are very complete and powerful and can be applied to the basic underline attribute.


How To Apply These ?


To apply paragraph-level shading, or character-wise shading, in an InDesign diary or calendar, you can specify that the paragraph result of a sara or a macro be to apply a paragraph style, or that the text formatting result of a sara or a macro be to apply a text style which uses a specific definition of underline.


Topic 185665, last updated on 17-Oct-2023