Start by clicking the Clear Overrides button at the bottom of the Paragraph Styles panel (2nd from left).
If that doesn't work, you probably have a character style applied to the text. Check the Character Styles panel.
HI Thanks for your quick response. I can't clear the overrides because the option is dimmed. I checked the
Character style panel and I have 2 styles I created. One of them seems to be the cause of the problem, but it's not listed as a nested style in the Paragraph styles menu.
No, but it's probably applied to the text. You may have selected it with no active text cursor which would make it the default and apply it to everything you type from then on.
Is that new? I don't think I ran into it before. I'll have to read up on it, I guess. Thanks for your help.