Styles and overrides

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Hi Friends!

 

I have a PP style that is formatted with font A

I have a char style that I use on certain pieces of text within that PP.

Sometimes I format some string of text wrong.

I want to reset to just the style that is defined by the PP, and the char to font A.

If I select the wrongly formatted text re-apply the PP style to that text, nothing happens (obviously because there is some CHAR formatting overriding).

If I choose "apply [PP style] clear: "overrides",  "char style",  "all", *it clears all instances of text with that char styles in the entire PP* even if that text is not selected.

How can I clear the overrides *but only in the selected text?*

Thank to all!

Susan

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 11, 2021 Mar 11, 2021
Run a find-change. In my exemple I use New Aster with New Aster Bold applied locally, and I have a “ bold” character style which is not used.

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Have you tried Option Clicking the Paragraph Style? Here I’ve changed the color of a range of text with the Red Characters character style applied. If I select one of the words in the overriden text, both the Paragraph and Character styles show the + override:

 

 

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If I Option Click the Character Style, the overrides for the selection are removed, but the other text with its Character Style overridden is not changed:

 

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If I Option Click the Text paragraph style, all the text with the Red Characters character style gets its overrides removed:

 

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Option in PC lanuage is_________? I did ALT apply lost all other instances of formatting. CTRL apply does nothing

 

But in my case, I don't have a separate CHAR style like you example. What I have is PP style and an override by applying manually BOLD to the string of chars. If I clear all overrides the bold applied elsewhere goes away (which I don't want...

 

I noticed that this "problem" only occurs in other instances of text with BOLD applied in the same PP. If they are in a different PP it has no effect on them. Annoying indeed... Hey dood don't mess with my text alone if it isn't selected!!:)

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But in my case, I don't have a separate CHAR style like you example

 

You’ll need to use Character Styles if you want to control the overrides. You might consider setting up a bold Character Style and use find and change to apply the bold Character Style to the instances of bold text

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Here you can see there is no override to the Text Paragraph Style even though I haveselected a range of mixed text. That’s because I’m using character styles:

 

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Ok, if I must. But Can I trouble you to walk me through this:

1. Find any text that is font BLAH and bold

2. Replace with same text formatted with chr style blahblah.

 

I know how to do this in Word, but nt in ID, yet 🙂

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Run a find-change. In my exemple I use New Aster with New Aster Bold applied locally, and I have a “ bold” character style which is not used.

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Hurray  ! It worked. Merce Berque...

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