When I create a paragraph style from a bit of text, the paragraph style box picks it up, and when the preview is selected it looks perfect, then when I press apply, it completely messes up. The text downsizes one, and sometimes it turns itself into itallics.
Does anyone know the reason why this is happening?
Thanks a lot for the help, unfortunately, with the file that I am using, doing all of your mentioned points will not work, however when I create a new document, it works perfectly.
It looks like I will just have to create a new document from scratch.
I've seen this happen when a Character Style is applied to the text. Select all the text in a paragraph and in the Character Styles pallet select Break Link to Style, do the same thing in the Paragraph Style pallet (just to be sure), then create a new paragraph style.