Paragraph Type

You can change the paragraph type to bulleted to have PageStream automatically insert a bullet at the beginning of a paragraph, you can change the paragraph type to be incrementally numbered, and you can change the paragraph type to drop cap to have PageStream automatically insert a drop cap at the beginning of a paragraph.

To make a paragraph bulleted: Choose Paragraph Format from the Type menu to display the Paragraph Format dialog box. Select Bulleted from the Type pop-up menu. Choose a font from the Font pop-up menu or choose <No Font> to use the same font as the first character in the paragraph. Enter a character into the Character text box. Special characters can be easily entered by clicking on the Browse button. Click OK.

The Browse Button

To set a drop cap for a paragraph: Choose Paragraph Format from the Type menu to display the Paragraph Format dialog box. Select Drop Cap from the Type pop-up menu. Choose a font from the Font pop-up menu or choose <No Font> to use the same font as the first character in the paragraph. Enter the number of characters to be made into the drop cap (normally a drop cap is a single character) and the number of lines tall it should be. Click OK. PageStream will flow the text around the new drop cap.

To make a numbered paragraph: Choose Paragraph Format from the Type menu to display the Paragraph Format dialog box. Select Numbered from the Type pop-up menu. Choose a font from the Font pop-up menu or choose <No Font> to use the same font as the first character in the paragraph. Click OK.

To make a hanging outdent with a bulleted, drop cap, or numbered paragraph: Select Hanging Outdent.

To change the text fill of a bulleted, drop cap, or numbered paragraph: Select the line & fill button to choose a custom line and fill style from the Line & Fill dialog box.

The Line & Fill Button


 

Paragraph Type  Sub-Section  url:PGSuser/paragraph#type
  created:2006-04-15 21:51:04   last updated:2006-08-31 16:43:10
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User Contributed Comments For Paragraph Type
Gary Lee Smith wrote...2006-05-22 07:17:56

For <Bulleted>, <Drop Cap>, and <Numbered> paragraphs, the new <Paragraph Format> requester offers an <Outdent> option to select. For <As Is> and <Plain> paragraphs one must set the <Left Indent> value to a positive number (for example, 0.25"), then set the <First Line> to a negative number less than or equal to the <Left Indent> value (for example, -0.25") to get Outdented paragraphs.

Personal comment:
I think the old <Left Indent> & <Second Line> system was more intuitive, but not a necessity.

User Contributed Comments For Paragraph Type