3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 10, 2013 3:35 AM by Eugene Tyson

    Is there shortcut key to clear the overrides in In Design CS 5.5 ?

    ceencha Level 1

      Here's the video explaining what I desperately need:

       

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MukSbjAjGmk

       

      Can anybody help?

        • 1. Re: Is there shortcut key to clear the overrides in In Design CS 5.5 ?
          Michael Gianino Level 4

          Your link was a bit wonky, so here's another one that's clickable for anyone else who wants to see it:

           

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MukSbjAjGmk

           

          I don't know of a keyboard shortcut, but if you have to clear the overrides manually, it's faster to Option click on the name of the style than it is to go to the drop-down menu. And if you are pasting text that will have a single style into a frame that already has a style applied, you can paste without formatting with Shift Command V, and the text will take the style of the cursor position (or the frame, in this case). On the other hand, if there is an override on the frame itself, it will also take on the box's override, but not any overrides on the text that you are pasting, if that makes sense.

           

          I'm not a scripting guy, but I think if you had a script that removes local overrides, you could run that script with a keyboard shortcut.

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          • 2. Re: Is there shortcut key to clear the overrides in In Design CS 5.5 ?
            Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

            Another trick to wholesale override removal is to use Find/Change. Use the Find format dilaog to choose the style you want to fix, then in the Change Format dialog select the same style, essentially replaceing the style with itself. Just for safety I'd make a backup copy of the file first.

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            • 3. Re: Is there shortcut key to clear the overrides in In Design CS 5.5 ?
              Eugene Tyson Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              The easiest way to do this is with Object Styles.

               

              You can even set the Width of your text frame - and set the first baseline - which would speed things up for you immensely.

               

              Here I've made an example of what I mean - check out the Object Style called "Text"

              http://www.filedropper.com/test_15

               

               

              The other thing you can do is assign a Keyboard Shortcut to almost everything in indesign (Bar a few things)

               

              Edit>Keyboard Shortcuts

               

              shortcuts.png

               

              You can then Assign a Shortcut to your Paragraph Style - effectively you could have something Like CTRL ALT 1 for Clear Overrides, and CTRL ALT 2 for the Paragraph Style you want to apply.