Is there no efficient solution for this ? -- if anyone has any suggestions for avoiding paragraph style overrides in table cells, please help.
for one I fail to see what your question has to do with scripting. Perhapas the others are confused by this, too and thus don't know how to answer.
Also I can't reproduce the problem. When I just checked and created a table with table- and cell- and paragraph styles, everything worked fine without overrides.
Perhaps your paragraph containing the table has overrides to start with?
You would fare better in any case if you asked this in the indesign forum.
Thanks for taking the time to reply to my question. I wish you had been able to reproduce the problem because it keeps happening repeatedly with my InDesign tables, and is very time-consuming to fix.
When a table has paragraph overrides (which is every time a table is inserted, in my case), I don't even get a "+" showing next to that paragraph style and Alt/Option or Shift-clicking doesn't fix the override.
I posted in the scripting forum because I though someone might be able to suggest a script that would speed up table formatting and automatically remove overrides. I'll take your suggestion and post in the InDesign forum.
You should check the character styles. If the paragraph styles won't over ride, I have found it's because there is a character style applied. Some people use character styles to format paragraphs. (?!)
There was indeed a character style applied, which was in a nested style. I've now gotten rid of the little monster. Y a y !