If you set up your paragraph styles with a next style you could select the text and from the paragraph panel right click the first style and select apply that style and next.
You could also create an object style for the text frame that would automatically apply those attributes to the text.
Thanks for the reply, Bob. In my fleuron style, I do have next set to Body Section First, and in that style, I have Body Justified as the next.
You l me on the paragraph panel, though. If my cursor is in the fleuron paragraph and I right-click in the paragraph style panel, the only appropriate choice I see is "Apply Fleuron." Am I missing something?
OK - I'm thickheaded.... I select the first paragraph and 'in to' the next, and "apply and next" shows up.
Thanks so much!
Now I'm wondering if a Grep search would let me do this globally. In for a penny....
So you saved my life with this simple suggestion.
I do notice, however, that when the fleuron is at the bottom of one page and the First Section is at the top of the next, it doesn't apply the "next" style. Perhaps a bug in ID?
Use the story editor.