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Aug 30, 2018 Aug 30, 2018

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Hello, i created a style called "Topic head-ShortArticle" i have to to apply next style called" Highlights from"

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Here i have "highlights from" style to have a next style as "body copy:

Screen Shot 2018-08-30 at 2.45.50 PM.png

however, when i apply the first style in my chain (Topic head-ShortArticle), nothing happens. what am i dong wrong?

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Adobe Community Professional , Aug 30, 2018 Aug 30, 2018
Select the three sequential paragraphs on the page, then right click Topic head-ShortArticle in the Styles panel and choose Apply Topic head-ShortArticle then Next Style.~Barb

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Aug 30, 2018 Aug 30, 2018

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meant to ask what am i doing wrong

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Select the three sequential paragraphs on the page, then right click Topic head-ShortArticle in the Styles panel and choose Apply Topic head-ShortArticle then Next Style.

~Barb

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ahhh. i though it would auto format the next and next by just applying the first one.. ok, yes, now it works. that kind of sucks to have to do that. guess is less clicks anyway.

thank you

I am trying Barb..

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It will if you add it to the object style.

~Barb

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i did not do that. either. ok. i wil

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ok. with the object frame it sure speeds things up.

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That's what we are going for!

~Barb

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If you have a bunch of body paras, set the Body Copy paragraph tag to Next Style: Same Style and then select all the paragraphs and follow my instructions from above.

When that is working, you can automate this further with an object style—just call in Topic head-ShortArticle and enable Apply Next Style and the rest will work automatically.

Screenshot 2018-08-30 13.58.05.png

~Barb

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Aug 30, 2018 Aug 30, 2018

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Whoa...the whole page just refreshed while I was typing. Barb nailed it.

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You have to select all of the text you want formatted this way. Right click on the paragraph style that's first in the chain. From the contextual menu choose apply xxxxxxxxx and next.

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THANK YOU Bob!

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Apr 23, 2020 Apr 23, 2020

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With all due respect, what is the point of 'next style' if you have to do a workaround to get it to work?

 

Like Jonathan, I set up a 3 paragraph styles. One follows the other. I should be able to hit a hard return and invoke the next style, and the nexyt. But it doesn't happen. If I right click on my para style, it tells me to clear my char styles! And i have no char styles associated with the para styles. To make matters even worst, I'm told to use object styles!

 

I use [or try to use] the 'next style' feature with text generated within indesign from Photoshop 'File Info...'. Ideally, I could invoke the Caption > Generate Static Caption and it would produce text below the image that can be quickly formatted.

 

Ask Adobe to sort this out. This seems so simple.

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Oct 20, 2020 Oct 20, 2020

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I couldn't agree more. Why have "next style" available in the style definition panel if it does nothing? It should be automatic! 

 

What is the "object style" as opposed to a "paragraph style?"

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Apr 23, 2020 Apr 23, 2020

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Like Jonathan, I set up a 3 paragraph styles. One follows the other. I should be able to hit a hard return and invoke the next style, and the nexyt. But it doesn't happen.

Next style isn't broken—I think you may be misunderstanding how it works.

 

I'm demo-ing three ways to use it, below. The first is while typing new text, the second is applying to existing text and the third is using a single click by assigning an object style. All work exactly as expected.

x_example.gif

 

If you are having issues making this work, please start a new thread and we will be happy to give you a hand.

 

~Barb

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Oct 21, 2020 Oct 21, 2020

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Hi @stevehall:

 

Ask Adobe to sort this out. This seems so simple.

There are three ways to use Next Style in a Paragraph Style:

  1. Automatically assign the next paragraph style when you press Enter/Return:
    style1.gif
  2. Assign sequential styles to multiple selected paragraphs with a right+click:
    style2.gif
  3. Assign paragraph styles (one or multiple, sequential styles when you assign an object style)
    style3.gif

 

All work as expected when defined correctly—I use all three on a regular basis. If you are struggling with this feature, please post your specific question in a new thread, with screen shots. We can help you straighten it out. 

 

~Barb 

 

 

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Oct 21, 2020 Oct 21, 2020

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What is confusing is that the InDesign paragraph style option includes "next style." Defining the "next style" this way never works: the next style is not applied. For example, after an extract ends the following paragraph should be flush left, not indented. I've defined the "next style" after the last paragraph to fall flush left accordingly. It never works as a defined next paragraph style; the text is indented. If defining can work in "object style" why not in "paragraph style," which would be much simpler?

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Oct 22, 2020 Oct 22, 2020

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Hi @Grundoon Groundhog :

 

I've defined the "next style" after the last paragraph to fall flush left accordingly. It never works as a defined next paragraph style; the text is indented.

Did you take a moment to watch my animations, above? I am demonstrating the three ways to use Next Style. 

 

Again, if you are typing, then the next style is applied when you press Enter/Return. If the text is already typed in, select the two paragraphs, right click over the first paragarph style name and choose Apply XXXX, then next style.

 

Both methods work, all of the time, if the styles are defined correctly in advance

 

If it is not working for you:

1.) You do not have Next Style defined correctly in you style definitions or

2.) You are not assigning the styles correctly. 

 

It really is that simple. We can help you:

1.) Show the us your style definitions (General tab) and

2.) How you are assigning the style—are you assigning while typing (see my first demo) or are you assigning after the text was typed in (see my second demo).

 

~Barb 

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Oct 22, 2020 Oct 22, 2020

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Yes, I did watch them, and (a) it still doesn't workwhen I hit return and begin a new paragraph (b) I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Beyond putting the desired defined style in the "next style box" for style a when defining style b what can I do? Isn't the point of "next style" that redefinition is not required?

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Oct 22, 2020 Oct 22, 2020

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Let's start here, @Grundoon Groundhog. Are you trying to assign the styles while typing by pressing Enter/Return or are you trying to assign the styles after the text was typed in? What are the names of the two styles you are using?

 

~Barb

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Oct 22, 2020 Oct 22, 2020

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Yes. I style a single paragraph extract as "Extract Singular." Then I press return. The following style should be a return (as it were) to General Text Sans, general text WITHOUT a paragraph indent.

Since it doesn't work, I have to go back by hand and assign General Text Sans to the paragraph. The same thing happens after heads.

I appreciate your patience and responses.

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Oct 22, 2020 Oct 22, 2020

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In your scenario, you need two paragraph styles.

  1. Extract Singular (without an indent)
  2. General Text Sans (with an indent)
  3. Extract Singular should be set up with Next Style defined as General Text Sans

~Barb

 

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Oct 22, 2020 Oct 22, 2020

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Yes, that's how it's set up.

But I wonder if I'm making an earlier mistake. I flow in text from Word, which brings in a "normal" style. I've been deleting that and replacing it with General Text (which has an initial paragraph indent). Could that be overriding the "Next Style" option I've created? So it might be better to leave "normal" until I've gone through all the text formatting (at which point it's hopefully gone because it's been replaced).

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Oct 23, 2020 Oct 23, 2020

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Hi @Grundoon Groundhog :

 

When I import Word docs, I use Style Mapping to map the Word styles to the equivalent InDesign styles:

style map.png

 

Alternatively, after importing, you could delete the Normal style and when prompted, map Normal to Extract Singular so that everytthing that was styled as Normal maps to Extract Singular. Then, when you press Enter/Return at the end of an Extract Singular paragraph to type in a new paragraph, it will automatically be assigned General Text Sans. 

 

delete.png

 

~Barb 

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Oct 23, 2020 Oct 23, 2020

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I am too technologically challenged to make head or tail of the video. It looked like it was an ID file being exported elsewhere, not a Word file to be imported in ID. Typically there was no explanation of where to find the initial menu for style mapping; he had it open already. Where is it found? Perhaps I don't understand what the options menu is?

 I've been replacing Normal with General Text, which is in the majority, and changing extracts as I need to. That's the point where the next style should be applied, and it's not.

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