6 Replies Latest reply on May 3, 2017 1:41 AM by The Patina

    Add asterisk before certain paragraph styles. GREP solution?

    The Patina

      Hi all

       

      I have the reverse (sort of) for a query I raised a few months ago.

       

      I'm starting to do more and more book interiors and have a requirement to add a scene break (asterisk symbol) before all untabbed paragraphs.

       

      To explain: basically the author had been using untabbed paragraph styles to 'suggest' in-chapter scene breaks, but that 'scene break' now needs to be more obvious. Hence the need to insert a centred asterisk, with its own paragraph style, before all paragraphs that carry an untabbed paragraph style.

       

      To illustrate...

       

      This:

      InDesign-CCScreenSnapz003.jpg

       

      Needs to become this:

      InDesign-CCScreenSnapz003A.jpg

       

      I'm embarrassed to say I'm still grappling with GREP for certain things, so any suggestions appreciated.

       

      BTW, if it helps, the paragraph style I have available for targeting are:

       

      Normal-untabbed (for the untabbed paragraph)

      Scene Break (for the asterisk paragraph)

       

      There may be an easy answer to this but, today, it's escaping my brain.

       

      Thanks in advance

       

      M