Do you work with styles? Redefine the styles.
Otherwise Search font and redefine it there.
Never work without styles or with manual overrides.
I will have to study up on styles and manual overrides.
And, as I said it used to be simple - I used Ctrl F and use Find Format, and enter one font and then Change Format to change it to another font. But it was changed recently.
Where do you suggest i read more on 'working with and redefining styles" and "manual overrides" so that I can change, for instance, "times new roman" to "georgia" without having to change each style separately?
Why are you not using search font?
Text styles are a basic, all information you need is available in InDesign’s manual.
So you're saying don't search for the font using
Basic Character Formats
And I use that because that's what I first discovered as a way to change one font family to another. And since it stopped working I came here asking for help
It's always been simple to be working in a document - and use that option. Now it doesn't work.
It looks like with find font, you still can't easily change one font family to another. without going through all the font styles in that family one at a time.
Either way, you will have to change the fonts/styles one at a time.
I do think using Type > Find Font is easier to use and a faster way to do it, and it gives you the opportunity to redefine any styles that use that font at the same time, which Find/Change does not. Try it. I think you'll be surprised at how quickly you can change a bunch of fonts.
So, i wonder why it was changed. I used change the whole family with other method.
And I will start using find fonts. And I just never used it because the other seemed to work.
It has never changed. But a style is always combined with a specific font family. In a different family the similar style has different names.
But you should work with styles. If you build up the style like parent-children relation, it is only a few clicks to change a whole document.