The GREP style options allow users to make dynamic style applications to their InDesign documents.

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  1. Mads (Reply) on Tuesday March 31, 2009

    Absolutely fantastic! Thanks

  2. alfiks (Reply) on Tuesday March 31, 2009

    Very useful lesson. Thank you

  3. A.J. Wood (Reply) on Tuesday March 31, 2009

    Glad you enjoyed the tip. GREP Styles have definitely sped up my ID workflow.

  4. Joe (Reply) on Tuesday March 31, 2009

    Great tutorial. I have a special character format for all Web links in body copy. Each link contains either “www” or “@,” this will save a lot of time!

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  6. Jamster (Reply) on Tuesday March 31, 2009

    I had a lot of trouble finding my “Paragraph styles” panel. It would have been nice to note it was under the “Tables and text” submenu under “Window”.

  7. Noorhayati (Reply) on Tuesday March 31, 2009

    exellent training

  8. reubengoh (Reply) on Tuesday March 31, 2009

    nice… thanks!

  9. PhillipC (Reply) on Tuesday March 31, 2009

    This is probably dead, but I was wondering how you get the GREP option tab under your paragraph styles. Mine doesn’t have that, so that it does not automatically update. Anyone know how to fix? or is that a CS4 only thing?

  10. A.J. Wood (Reply) on Tuesday March 31, 2009

    PhillipC – Yes, GREP styles is a new feature of InDesign CS4. If you’re using a previous release you will have access to Nested Styles not GREP styles.

  11. Paul Stokes (Reply) on Tuesday March 31, 2009

    Does anyone know if there is a way to copy Grep Styles to other Paragraph styles? I have many of Grep commands I want to use across multiple paragraph styles to capitalize certain phrases and words… do I have to set these up in each paragraph style, or is there a way to copy them between styles? I guess I could recreate the other styles based on the style that contains the GREP commands, but that won’t help if I add more GREP commands later on…

  12. A.J. Wood (Reply) on Tuesday March 31, 2009

    Paul – I am not aware of any built-in method for copying GREP styles between paragraph styles. There may be a script out there somewhere, but my first instinct would be to try using the “based on” method for your paragraph styles.

  13. Glenn Sandberg (Reply) on Tuesday March 31, 2009

    Thanks, nice tutorial !

  14. Drako (Reply) on Tuesday March 31, 2009

    Yap, very useful! Does anyone know by chance what “GREP” stands for? or what does it mean? With this tutorial it is for sure clear what it does but the meaning of the abbreviation is not mentioned.
    Thank you!

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