InDesign CS2 - Styles - How do I print info?

Kristina Drake's picture

Does anyone know how I can print off or copy (to paste elsewhere) the paragraph/character style information?

I can see it when I select a paragraph style and go into edit style from the arrow on the pallette, but I can't select the "settings" text to copy and paste. I know I could do a screen capture, but that wouldn't allow me to plunk it into my style guide as editable text.

I'm lazy! I don't want to type it all out. But I would like to document it so that future users are not required to enter the file to find out the style info.

Any suggestions are appreciated,

jason's picture

Hi Kristina,

This from Nigel French's book InDesign Type:

In InDesign create as many blank paragraphs as you have styles. Assign each of your styles to one of these blank paragraphs. Choose File > Export and choose RTF as the file format. Open the text file in Word and choose File > Print. In the Print dialog box, choose Styles from the Print What pop-up menu.

Kristina Drake's picture

Oh, interesting, Jason. I asked on the Adobe forums as well, and I got a script which does it for me. But am glad to know. I was rather stumped and annoyed.


jason's picture

Thanks back at'cha for mentioning your post on the InD forum. I've grabbeed a copy of the script you mentioned and it'll be nice to be able to generate a list without leaving InDesign.

k.l.'s picture

Sounds good. What is the link? I cannot find it.


Reed Reibstein's picture

Found the link. The link to the Adobe forum (which requires free registration) is . The actual link to the script is . The person who posted to provide the script says that it only works with ID CS2. Could prove useful for preparing a future style guide for my newspaper redesign.

Kristina Drake's picture

Sorry--should have posted the link right away.

Glad others got something out of it too!


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