When it comes to Word styles, everything is in the name. Styles are one of the most important and valuable tools for creating documents! Without styles, everything would just be boring and readers would lose their attention quickly, and no one would want that to happen to them right? Imagine writing an award winning article, but having a boring interface.. what a waste!
For this lesson of EGD, i learnt about the various tools for character design and paragraph styling!
The illustration above shows how you can set different paragraphs styles to add on to the aesthetics.
So once the paragraph tab is out, you would be able to see this. As you can see, the icon my curser is pointing out clearly says “Create new style” this is like creating a new layer in photoshop etc for neater and more organised work.
This shows the many components of a paragraph you can alter from. From text colour, basic character formats, advanced character formats, indents and spacing, tabs, paragraph rules, keep options, hyphenation, justification, span columns, drop caps and nested styles, GREP style, bullets and numbering character colour, opentype features, underline options, strikethrough options, and lastly export tagging!
As you can see, the first letter of each sentence can be modified with the use of the paragraph tab. This can be used to add prominence to the sentence, allowing people to know that it is the beginning of the passage, to prevent confusion.
Alright, now that i have explored enough, Mr Cheo gave the class an exercise! to come up with a text filled page with the various newly learned functions included.
To make it even more interesting looking, i have altered the size of the first letter of the introductory paragraph as well as highlighted a few words, by changing the size as well as the colour of the word!
These are some dimensions you should take note of!