I am using paragraph styles in a longer publication. I am trying to apply a secondary style (bullet points) to a selection within a body of text which has a primary paragraph style style already applied. Sometimes it works fine, but sometimes when I apply the second style, all the other paragraphs around that selection reorder and get jumbled up. Why is this and how do I prevent it? many thanks, Clare
A paragraph can only be tagged with one paragraph style. Some selected text within it can be secondarily tagged with a character style. Make your bulleting be its own paragraph style.
I now understand that I can't 'double up' on paragraph styles, and that is good to know, but it turns out that that wasn't the problem. My error was that I had built a bullet point paragraphy style on an existing style with tabs in place that forced the restyled paragraphs to move to the left hand side of the page. I had been changing the paragraph style so I wasn't doubling up, but I was still unwittingly using the previous 'tab' setting which forced the paragraphs to move to the left. Thank you for your help, because your suggestion got me there.