There are both find and change formatting areas where you can specify styles or local formatting.
Hi Peter. I see there is a box that says find and one that says change. I am sorry... but I don't know how to use them. Thanks for your help.
Click the upper icon next to either box (it looks like a magnifying glass and a T) to open the formatting options, click the trash can icon below it to remove any that are set.
You type the text to find in the Find box and what it should change to in the Change box ... :-)
By default, InDesign ought not to do anything with the formatting in the text -- neither a specific "find" (such as just finding text that is bold), nor a "change" (such as changing a regular word to italics). You can *opt* to but then you need to press the "More options" button -- a self-explanatory label. Pressing it will reveal the Find and Change Formatting fields, where you can specify either or none to be found/changed.
... It's pretty straightforward, really.
>When we first switched from Quark to InDesign, you could do a find change but you could not do a find change and keep the format in InDesign.
Do you remember what version that was? Surely it must have been more than a decade ago -- pre-CS. I've never seen that.