Never use empty hard returns. Set up your first style with a space before that fits your needs. If your 3rd style is left aligned, use a line break instead of a hard return (except the last line) so you can set up your third style with “first style” as next style.
If there is always 3 lines for your 3rd style text, you can cheat by creating a 4th and a 5th style that are exactly the same as the 3rd style, so you have a full sequence of 5 styles.
Thank you, and I'm sorry. I neglected to explain that the information comes to me this way. I agree that it is optimal to set up the content as you suggest, but that's out of my control. Is there another possible solution?
It is very easy to get rid of empty returns with find/change.
What about my second solution?
The 3rd style is sadly variable with the number of hard returns. There can be anywhere from 1 to infinity with that last style. The only fixed variable is the double hard return before the set of styles repeats. Thanks again for your time! I'll probably have to write a script
Hi, (JM )
If you have repetition of the same pattern (3 paras, with or without forced returns), 2 regex and it's sent to hell!
First, apply the "1 - Blue" para style to all the text (don't forget to add a hard return at the end of the text!).
Then apply "3 - Green" para style:
Finally apply "2 - Red" para style:
… You can go to sleep!
The force is strong with you, Obi-wan. Thank you so much!