I have defined a style for my inline text hyperlinks that overrides several specifications of the normal paragraph style (color, text decoration). However, if I select the words I wan to apply this style to and click the style button, it affects the entire text box.
How should I be doing this?
That's tricky. Maybe this was optimized for use with things like buttons, where the text would typically be just a single style.
Here's a workaround: Select the inline text, copy or cut it, and paste it into a new text box. (If you deselect the original text box, Command-V will create a new text box for you.) Apply the style to the new text box, and then select and copy the text within that box and paste it back into the original text.
Pasting the styled text seems to work. You could possibly speed things up by having all your links in a separate text box, styling that text box, and then pasting the styled links into the text where needed.
Thanks. Seems like quite a workaround — just as easy to manually apply the styles I guess. It's odd to think many people use this as a website prototyping tool and it has no capacity for inline style changes!