For example, I want to apply a character style (acronyms) for similar styles in a copy.
Body 1, body indented, body next, instead of f/change each one in many instances.
Each of those find cahnge operations needs to be defined first and saved as a query in your list, and then you need a script to run them one after another. For a one-off it might take longer to set up than to just do one at a time.
I think Peter Kahrel has a chaining script on his web page, and I believe there is also one at automatication.com.
Not in Find/Change, but you might be able to do what you want in the paragraph styles themselves. If your styles body indented, body next are based on Body 1, and Body 1 uses a GREP style to apply the acronym character style, then the other 2 styles should also pick up the GREP change. Give it a try, see what happens.
Hopes this helps,
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Also a good suggestion, presuming the strings can be adequately described using GREP (but then if they can't, find change may not work, either). The only downside to GREP styles is you pay a penalty in performance on an underpowered machine when there are more than a few in use.
No, is not at all my idea to apply a GREP style to a paragraph style for styling acronyms...
I am not using this option because the GREP option is already used, in this case for apply old style numbers, and I do not know if may be applied more than one GREP character style to a paragraph...
The idea is avoid the repetition: apply char style 1 to parag. style 1, and so on, as at least 8 instances are present.
I will check P. Kahrel queries + Automatication.
Peter: may you confirm the factor penalty-performance when GREP styles are applied?
GREP styles are cumulative, so you may be able to apply more than one to the same text. You can certainly apply both a GREP style and a regular Nested style tot he same text.
I don't use them enough to have had a problem, but a few people have reported a slowdown here when they have many GREP styles in the Praragraph Style definition ( and the slowdown went away when they removed them, but I think that was with 6 or more. Two shouldn't be a problem, I think.
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