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Community Beginner ,
Feb 12, 2024 Feb 12, 2024

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What could be the reason that the styles are not working, I have text for example

 

Text1: afdfsgsdfsdafasdfsdafsda
Text2: fsdfsadfasdfasfsdafsdafsdafsd

Text3: fsdfsadfasdfasfsdafsdafsdafsd

 

And for the colons to be bold, I used nested styles, but they do not work at all I did everything according to the youtube tutorial. Someone suggest what could be the cause?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgkyEBmb7dk 

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Community Expert , Feb 12, 2024 Feb 12, 2024

You’ve set the entire paragraph’s Font Style to Bold

 

Screen Shot 19.png

 

You want the Paragraph’s Font Style to be Regular, and let the nested element up to a : get the bold Character Style:

 

Screen Shot 20.png

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Feb 12, 2024 Feb 12, 2024

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  • Did you appy a character style to the paragraph?
  • Did you apply a GREP style?

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This is how I applied, I made paragraph style and character style. Then I went to nested style and there I selected character style. Of course, I selected the option that I want where the word-colon is bold, but nothing like that happened. See screen 1.jpg

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Feb 12, 2024 Feb 12, 2024

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I did not use grep .

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Feb 12, 2024 Feb 12, 2024

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if you mean this , it didn't work eitherZrzut ekranu 2024-02-12 175341.jpg

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my text


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Why is the character style selected?

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I doooontt knoww... 😞  what i have to do my friend

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Hi @Jeden34429737waju , You should not need a GREP style in addition to the Nested Style you are showing in your first capture. Can you show a capture of the Basic Character panel for bolddd Character Style you are using in your Nested Style? Something like this:

 

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In your first capture the Nested Style’s Character Style name is bolddd not bold2.

 

If you select an entire paragraph does the applied Paragraph Style have any overrides— there should not be any + signs next to the Paragraph Style name.

 

Should look like this:

Screen Shot 16.png

 

Not this:

Screen Shot 17.png

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In this case, the character styule is somewhat secondary and the actual GREP string is what you need to examine.

 

I thought at first that a colon might need to be 'escaped' in a GREP string, but it can simply be entered for a match.

 

The string (.+): (or (\w+): may be more selective) should match any sentence-leading word ended with a colon, and apply the designated Character Style to those characters.

 

ETA: I am not an expert with GREP, so I can't define a string that will skip words followed by a colon in the text. The closest I can come to forcing it to apply only to the sentence-leading words up to the colon is ((\u\w+): ) ...

 

ETA2: (^(\w+): ) should apply the style only to the leading word or words in each paragraph.


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i did it , not working x1.jpgx2.jpg

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Okay, try the other strings I suggested (in additions).

 

And try this simple test: apply your character style 'bold2' directly to those terms and colons. Do they bold properly? (That is, is the character style defined correctly, and does this font set have/allow a bold?)

 

Also note that you have to exit the style manager, save the style, before a GREP style will take effect, even with Preview checked. It's a dynamic process and won't run while you're editing the style.


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when i select text and click on bold2  is working, previously I did so that I set grep , gave apply and nothing happened. But bold2 normally works now

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If you have to apply the bold2 character style to some selected text, the nested style is not working. With the entire paragraph selected the Character Style should be listed as [None]

 

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You’ve set the entire paragraph’s Font Style to Bold

 

Screen Shot 19.png

 

You want the Paragraph’s Font Style to be Regular, and let the nested element up to a : get the bold Character Style:

 

Screen Shot 20.png

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I‘ve attached my example

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