Has anyone ever run into problems with character styles automatically applying?
Specifically what's happening with my document is I'll put in a text box, fill it with text and apply a paragraph style. My paragraph styles doesn't use any GREP's or character styles, so after applying the paragraph style I'll look at the character style pane and [None] is selected. All is well.
But then, when I save the document and re-open it later (on the same computer, saving to my hard drive, no one els is touching the document), my text boxes will suddenly have a differnet character style applied to them [drop.cap] that overrides the paragraph style formatting. Now, in addition to this little switching act, when I start a new text box, the font automatically defaults to the drop.cap character style.
I know I can just change the character style back to [none] whenever this happens and that solves my issue, but since the document I'm working with will be a template for other people in my company, I'd like to eliminate this default from applying every time I open the document.
Anyone have a possible solution? Help would be greatly appreciated!!
I'm working with a template created in InDesign CS5 on a PC (Windows 2007). It was originally created on CS5 for Mac, so that may be causing my issues. I've also tried deleting paragraph styles and re-entering them, and this issue occured not only on my computer when opening the file, but also on two other PC's and one Mac (Windows 7 for all PC's and OS X 10.6 for the Mac's).
First thing to do is make sure that there really are no stray defaults enabled, both with no files open and with no text slected in existing files.
Next, make sure you have the latest patch for your version of ID. If this continues to happen with new files, see Replace Your Preferences. If it conatinues with existing files, try Remove minor corruption by exporting