Can't change paragraph style -- is this a bug?

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Feb 25, 2020

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Hi, all! I've run into a problem I can't seem to solve. It seems to happen when I've inserted a table. Essentially, the paragraph mark closest to the table seems to have its own paragraph style so that, if I click delete or backspace (where the paragraph mark is at the end of the previous paragraph), it changes the entire paragraph to the new style.

 

If I try to change the paragraph back to "Body," nothing happens. This has turned into a problem because I occasionally find that I have a space between a paragraph and a table marker (usually when I'm working with conditional text), and it seems impossible to simply backspace/delete to get rid of that space.

 

It's a littler hard to explain so I've made this video. Unfortunately, I don't have access to a microphone at the moment, so I've tried typing each step within the video. I hope it makes sense. If you need more information from me about the problem, please let me know. Thanks.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 25, 2020

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Try triple-clicking the paragraph to select everything, then apply the Default Paragraph properties from the Character catalog. Then apply your Body paragraph format.

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Feb 25, 2020

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Thanks for the suggestion, frameexpert. I just tried it, but it didn't work. 😞

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Feb 25, 2020

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What version of FM are you running?

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Feb 25, 2020

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The 2019 release - version 15.0.4.751.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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You might try saving as MIF and looking for an instance of PgfLocked near that anchor.

It probably isn't an instance of <PgfLocked Yes> after text inset, but ruling that out narrows the list of suspects.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Hi ennar,

 

Yes. Some versions back I had this issue as well. Sometimes a paragraph got this property. I do not remember, whether these were paragraphs before or after a text inset. Maybe also the very last paragraph in a text flow.

Anyway, when you inspect the MIF file and find this property in your problem paragraph, just delete it.

You can use any text editor which supports Unicode, e.g. Notepad++.

When you just want to inspect a MIF file, you can use MIFBrowse:

http://www.grahamwideman.com/gw/tech/framemaker/mifbrowse.htm 

Old, but it still works.

 

Best regards

 

Winfried

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Mar 04, 2020

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Winfried,

 

Apologies for not responding sooner. I'm just seeing this for the first time. I will try this the next time I run into this problem. Thanks so much for your help!

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