Numbering pane of the Paragraph
Style Options dialog box.
For more on bullets and numbering,
including how to make multilevel
lists and numbered lists across mul-
tiple nonthreaded text frames, see
Placing text on a path
InDesign lets you place text along
any path—even along the edge of
a closed frame. A晴er creating a
path or frame, select the Type On
A Path tool, which is paired with
the Type tool in the Tools panel.
Move the pointer over any posi-
tion on the path, and then click
when the plus sign (+) appears. If
you drag the pointer along the path,
text ﬂows along only the part of
the path on which you dragged.
If you switch to the Selection tool,
three bracket lines are displayed on
the type path—one at each end and
a shorter one at the midpoint. Drag
these bracket lines to adjust the
placement of type along the path.
You will also see the in and out ports
of the path, indicating that you can
thread text to or from another path
or another frame.
Choose Type > Type On A Path >
Options to display the Path Type
Options dialog box, which lets you
control the placement of the type
relative to the path.
InDesign provides the Story Editor
(Edit > Edit In Story Editor), which
oﬀers built-in word processing sup-
port. 周e Story Editor is especially
useful for working with small text,
overset text, tables, and long stories
that span several pages. You can view
changes in the layout as you make
them in the Story Editor.
You can customize how the Story
Editor displays text by adjusting the
settings in the Story Editor Display
pane of the Preferences dialog box.
Note that if you use the keyboard
shortcut Command+Y (Mac OS) or
Ctrl+Y (Windows), InDesign toggles
between the document window and
the Story Editor window, matching
the cursor position between the two
Adding notes to text
You can add a note to any text story
by placing the text cursor in the
position you want the note, open-
ing the Notes panel (Window >
Editorial > Notes), and clicking the
New Note button in the panel. You
can also convert any text to a note
by selecting it and choosing Type >
Notes > Convert To Note.
Notes are helpful when working with
others in an editorial workgroup.
You can see notes in the Story Editor
or the Notes panel. 周ey also appear
in the document window as a small
—move the cursor
over the icon to see the note.
Anywhere you can type text, you can
insert a note, including in a table.
Notes can also be seen and created in
Adobe InCopy (see “Supercharging
your workﬂow” on page 54).
Creating conditional text
When you are creating two or more
projects where most of the content
is similar, it can be cumbersome to
create, maintain, and store multiple
ﬁles. Instead, you can create a single
document that contains two or three
diﬀerent versions. You use the Con-
ditional Text panel to hide and show
text for the areas that are diﬀerent.
For example, you can create a catalog
with three diﬀerent prices for each
item, and assign each price a unique
condition using the Conditional Text
panel (Window > Type & Tables >
Conditional Text). To print the cata-
log with the ﬁrst set of prices, you
would hide the other two conditions
in the Conditional Text panel.
Once you create a condition in the
Conditional Text panel, you can
select any text and click the condi-
tion in the panel to assign it.
To assign a condition to an image or
other nontext object, ﬁrst make it an
inline or anchored object.
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