Why will you apply charaacter styles and not apply paragraph styles. Character definition is part of the paragraph styles. For certain words you can apply a character style, this should only be done for those attributes which a different from the main paragraph style. Many character styles can be used automatically via GREP styles, nested styles, inline styles, first letter or automatic bullets and numbers.
There's Edit>find and change, also there is paragraph nested style.
I am working on book reviews. Within the reviews there are book titles that are italics, but if I apply the Paragraph Style it over-rides my character style. I was hoping I could search for the Italics and apply the character style and then "Select All" and apply the paragraph style without effecting the Character Style. I can't seem to find the way to do this.
A Character Style is never overridden by any paragraph style. Only manual formatting is overridden. So you have apply to all italics a Character style first (you can do it via find and replace) and then apply the para style.
But I am stumped on how to search for "Italics" in the Find/Change. ??
Is it through Find Font? Even that doesn't work.
Is the text already in italics? If it is you can do a GREP Find/Change for .+ and set the Find Format to Italics, then set the change format to your italic character style and change all. You should do this on a copy of the doc for safety.
Thank you so much!!! That worked!!!!
Open InDesign's find/change dialog (Ctrl-F).
Click anywhere inside the "Find Format" box.
Under the "Basic Character Formats" tab, select italics and click OK.
Click anywhere inside the "Change Format" box.
Under the "Style Options" tab, select the character style you wish to apply and click OK.
Click "Change All".