Toggle visibility Paragraph / Character Style

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Jun 17, 2022 Jun 17, 2022

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It would be practical to be able to know visually which style is applied in a document by showing / hiding / highlighting Paragraph style.

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Jun 17, 2022 Jun 17, 2022

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You can see it when you have open the Control or Property Panel or the Style Panels.

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Jun 17, 2022 Jun 17, 2022

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Bonjour Willi Adelberger,

Thank you for this tip. Very useful indeed. Do you know a way to highlight a non-override style in a document?

i.e. I have 27 paragraph styles in a document. I would like to be able to see which text box is using which paragraph style (or not).

 

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Jun 18, 2022 Jun 18, 2022

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You can see where a paragraph style is used by running a find-change.

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Jun 18, 2022 Jun 18, 2022

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Hi Germain5CBE,

you can tell if there are actually style overrides for paragraph styles or character styles if you turn on the feature Style Override Highlighter. That's the little icon [a+] in the Paragraph Styles panel or in the Character Styles panel.

 

To highlight what style is used where is a different thing.

By scripting one could make that happen by applying style colors that are not printable to text according to the styles.

Marc Autret once did a script that is able to do this. Don't know if it still works with the current version of InDesign:

 

StyLighter 1.4 for InDesign CS4/CS5/CS6/CC
Marc Autret, November 22, 2013
https://www.indiscripts.com/post/2013/11/stylighter-1-4-for-indesign-cs4-cs5-cs6-cc

 

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Uwe Laubender
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Just tested StyLighter 1.4 with InDesign 2022 version 17.3.0.

This script is still working very well:

StyLighter-1.4-Sample-INDD-2022.PNG

 

Hm. If there are style overrides in the text the override color will obscure the color for the styles:

StyLighter-1.4-Sample-INDD-2022-LocalOverrides.PNG

 

That could of course be an issue with your document.

So the first task should be to get rid of style overrides.

 

One strategy could be to use Find/Change:

Find all text where a particular paragraph style is applied.

Change formatting of the text to the exact same paragraph style.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender
( Adobe Community Professional )

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