4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 17, 2012 11:05 AM by ChristianAaltonen RSS

    Applying the sequence Paragraph styles using Next style

    ChristianAaltonen Community Member

      Hi guys!

       

      I am facing a problem, when using the Next style option in Paragraph style setting. What to do if you wan one Paragraph style in the sequence to be applied to more paragraphs than just one? See this schema please:

       

      • Heading Paragraph style <then Next style>
      • Subhead Paragraph style <then Next style>
      • Bullet Paragraph style <?>
      • Bullet Paragraph style <?>
      • Footer notes Paragraph style

       

      I am sure, that the solution will be simple, but I am really lost in this "problem".

       

      Thank you in advance!

        • 1. Re: Applying the sequence Paragraph styles using Next style
          [Jongware] CommunityMVP

          It depends on how you set up your next styles.

           

          If Next for Bullet Paragraph is "Same Style": select first 4 lines, apply This, then Next Style. Then select the 5th line and apply the last one.

           

          If Next for Bullet Paragraph is "Footer notes": select first 3 lines, appply This, then Next Style. Then select the 4th and 5th and apply the Bullet Style, then Next Style.

           

          ChristianAaltonen wrote:

           

          I am sure, that the solution will be simple, but I am really lost in this "problem".

           

          Using Next Styles whenever possible is "the simple solution". You just can't use it all the time.

          • 2. Re: Applying the sequence Paragraph styles using Next style
            [Ariel] Community Member

            If this is a long document and you really want to save time, you can

            make two identical styles for your bullet paragraph ("bulletPara1" and

            "bulletPara2"). BulletPara1 next style will be BulletPara2, and its next

            style will be "Footer notes".

             

            Also, if you're using a lot of next styles, check out my free script

            that allows you to easily apply next styles. It works like "quick

            apply", but unlike quick apply, respects the next style setting. Much

            easier than all that right-clicking in the paragraph style palette. Look

            under the scripting tab on www.freelancebookdesign.com

             

            HTH,

            Ariel

            • 3. Re: Applying the sequence Paragraph styles using Next style
              ChristianAaltonen Community Member

              [Jongware] wrote:

               

              It depends on how you set up your next styles.

               

              If Next for Bullet Paragraph is "Same Style": select first 4 lines, apply This, then Next Style. Then select the 5th line and apply the last one.

               

              If Next for Bullet Paragraph is "Footer notes": select first 3 lines, appply This, then Next Style. Then select the 4th and 5th and apply the Bullet Style, then Next Style.

               

              ChristianAaltonen wrote:

               

              I am sure, that the solution will be simple, but I am really lost in this "problem".

               

              Using Next Styles whenever possible is "the simple solution". You just can't use it all the time.

               

               

              Thanks for reply mate! I should to realize, that a few additional clicks will help.

              • 4. Re: Applying the sequence Paragraph styles using Next style
                ChristianAaltonen Community Member

                Arïel wrote:

                 

                If this is a long document and you really want to save time, you can

                make two identical styles for your bullet paragraph ("bulletPara1" and

                "bulletPara2"). BulletPara1 next style will be BulletPara2, and its next

                style will be "Footer notes".

                 

                Also, if you're using a lot of next styles, check out my free script

                that allows you to easily apply next styles. It works like "quick

                apply", but unlike quick apply, respects the next style setting. Much

                easier than all that right-clicking in the paragraph style palette. Look

                under the scripting tab on www.freelancebookdesign.com

                 

                HTH,

                Ariel

                 

                Hi Ariel!

                 

                Thank you for your snswer! Well, the "doubled style" is simply clever idea. Next time I should just sit for a while, keep silence, take a breath and try to use my own brain for a second...

                You are absolutely right, the right clicking on the Paragraph style palette is a bit boring, when done for 12578 time...

                 

                I will definitely try your script – sounds like heaven!

                 

                Bye mate & thank you...