In InDesign leaving a setting blank is the equivalent of "As-Is." A Bold Character style can work just as you'd want; just set the Font Style to Bold and leave everything else untouched.
You do not have to define every attribute in an InDesign Character style - in fact I have one that ONLY has No Break defined, and nothing else.
You can choose just the Bold attribute, but there can be problems when different font give the Bold\ different names. (like one is Bold, and one is 55Bold)
but there can be problems when different font give the Bold\ different names. (like one is Bold, and one is 55Bold)
Heh. Evil Helvetica Neue.
I was looking at some existing documents, which I think were created by folks who didn't know what they were doing (I am new to this job and all of the previous folks doing what I do are gone - and they clearly did not understand how to properly use styles). All of the fields had values in them, and when I didn't see an "As Is" value, it never occurred to me that I could just highlight the value and delete it to get rid of it.
When you use a bunch of different Adobe products, even though they have fairly similar user interfaces, it is those differences that really get you.....