9 Replies Latest reply on Jan 18, 2015 10:54 AM by Bjoern Hassler

    Converting local character styles (overrides) to proper styles

    Bjoern Hassler

      Hi all,

       

      I've been handed a document that has no styles defined at all. All styling is done the local character styles ("overrides").

       

      This tutorial http://www.lynda.com/InDesign-tutorials/160-Convert-local-formatting-character-styles/8532 4/192449-4.html shows how to do a preflight, that detects all of the overrides, which is great, but you still have to manually fix them.

       

      The fastest way I've found so far is to do a search for a particular font-size/font-type, and then apply a proper character style to each match, until the overrides are all gone. But maybe there's a faster way? E.g. is it possible to "select all matching text" (as you can do in Google Docs), that would select all text matching that font-size/type, and then with one click apply a style to all selected text?

       

      Or maybe there's another way to convert all text matching e.g. font-size/font-type into a character style?

      Thanks!

      Bjoern