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GREP formula help

New Here ,
Mar 28, 2023 Mar 28, 2023

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Hello all

I want to apply a Character Style to a Paragraph Style via GREP which applies said Character Style up to an Indent to Here, but struggling to make it work 

Can anyone help me with this query please

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Community Expert , Mar 28, 2023 Mar 28, 2023

Why GREP? why not just Nested Styles? 

 

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Why GREP? why not just Nested Styles? 

 

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You don't necessarily need a GREP style to do this, you can use a Nested style:

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Exactly, as per @Robert at ID-Tasker. We need GREP for pattern matching. A nested style does exactly what you are asking for.

~Barb

 

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Yes, I have it set up on a Nested Style presently

I guess that will do.

To give a full explanation, it is to style up footnotes and what I really want to happen is the cavaet symbols, such as an asterisk, dagger, double asterisk etc appear in a different font size and baseline shift to the other copy in that paragraph
So it could be achieved with a positive look behind from the first 'space' character and ideally I only want the characters to switch to the Character Style and not the tab characters which flank it / attached screenshot. Maybe I am overthinking it...

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Yes, you are 😉 

 

As you need to ONLY style first one / few characters - up to a specific character - there is no need to bring big guns 😉 GREP will slow down your InDesign significantly. 

 

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Cheers Robert

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Personally, I use an en space between my note number and contents so that's how I handle it. 

 

~Barb

 

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