I am running ID CS 2014 under Windows 7.
I have 2 documents and am copying and pasting text from one to the other. Both have paragraph & character styles with identical names but different definitions. I want the pasted text to retain the styles from the original document with the new attributes applied which normally works perfectly. Both of these documents contain spot Hebrew text within English text, so all styles are set up to use the World Ready Composer.
What is happening is that when I paste the copied text into the second document (this is totally English text), it is behaving like Hebrew text in that it selects from right to left instead of from right to left, and punctuation is at the beginning of the line instead of the end of the line. Checking the settings for that document, the World Ready Composer is on and the keyboard and character direction both are set to "default" which is correct.
What I see is happening is that when it is pasted, in the paragraph style under indents in spacing, the paragraph direction changes to right-to-left (when the originating document and the new document both have the style set to left-to-right).
As I have a lot of such text to copy and paste, it is pain each time to redefine the paragraph style. How can I prevent this from happening?
What you are seeing is expected behavior-- pasted text with a style will always pick up style definitions from the document you are pasting into.
You can fix this quickly by creating style groups in one of your documents. You could collect all the styles in the Hebrew document into a folder called Hebrew. (Do this for the Paragraph styles and the Paragraph Styles).
This way, the new document will view them as new styles, and not change the formatting.
No, you misunderstood me. I WANT the paste to pick up the attributes of the new document. The problem is that is not happening correctly. English text (with World Ready Composer on) is pasting as if it were Hebrew text. Both documents have the paragraph direction (indents and spacing in paragraph styles) set to right-to-left, but when the text is pasted into the 2nd document, the pasted text pasts with that changed to left-to-right.