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Now, what we are going to look at doing type inside the table, which is how this one is set up over here. So, what I am going to do is right click to go back to the Main Selection Tool, zoom up over here onto the first couple of cells inside this table. You can see that basically, this looks like a text frame that is divided up into separate sections and effectively, that is what it is, but it is a table. If I get the Type Tool and click in either one of these areas, you can see that it will be possible to add type to any one of these particular cells. But, let us say I am in the first one here.
Now, before I apply the type, I want to make sure that a style sheet has been applied to everything, because this is a great example of a natural formatting of style sheets inside of InDesign. I am just going to position the cursor on the upper left hand side of the text frame here, so it forms this diagonal arrow, and click to select every single cell in the table. Come back across to the Paragraph Styles, go ahead and choose this one called “Floors”.
Now, if you click it, nothing will actually happen. You do not see any visual change. If I go ahead and click inside this first cell now as if I am going type, let us say that we are going to make this, the individual levels of the museum. Let us say the seven levels and each one houses a different type of exhibit. So, I am going type in very simply, level one and you can see that it is being formatted using one specific style, but this is very clever. If I go ahead and hit Return now, to type in the second line and put in the actual exhibit, which in this case is going to be sculpture, you can see that InDesign format is automatically in a different style sheet for me.
This is something that InDesign has called “Next Styles” and we will be looking at that a bit later on. And knowing that this is easy to apply the entire way through, and very simply go through each one of these boxes and rename them correctly. So, Level two is actually going to be our Photography Level, and continue to scroll up here, and making sure I always leave this one gap in between, because I am using this to divide the images that we will place in these sections right here. Make this one Level three. Once again, hit Return and InDesign automatically changes the style sheet for us and this one will be called the Old Masters Level, down to the next one, let us quickly key in, Level four.
Once again, hit Return. This will be for the Objet’s Dart, pull down here, let us say, Level five and that one will be for the Portraits. Just two more to do, let us say, Level six is here and maybe let us throw in Landscapes there and then the final level of all of these, Level seven, just hit Return, scroll this up there. Let us, maybe say, this is going to be Abstract Art or something like that. Now this is not defined at this point. It is very easy to change, but that will do for now.
Now, what I am going to do is scroll back up to the top of the list. It is very nicely formatted, just like a simple style sheet and then click inside the first cell here now. And once again, command D or CTRL D to bring up the place dialogue box and I am going to go down and choose this Level photo inside the Quick Start Tool and here I can see an image for each one of those sections. So, our first section is Sculpture. I am just going to select this PSD file and click “Open”. That will drop it perfectly into the cell that we have selected. I am just going to work my way down here each time to selecting a cell, bring up the dialogue box and choose the image that is going to go in there.
This is our Photography Section inside this one. Once again, go to Place. This can be masters scrolling our way down so easy and fast to do. Level four is our Objet’s Dart. Let us choose Objet’s Dart then to our Portraits, this is one a nice little funny, which is actually my little niece over in England, took this just a little while ago. Pull this down even farther. Once again, place into here.
Let us choose Landscapes and then the final one into the Abstract s