I am working on turning a large reference book into an EPUB file. The original InDesign files do not use character styles to format italicized text, bold words, etc -- they are achieved as overrides on the body paragraph style. I know for EPUB it is better to use defined styles rather than local formatting, so I am going to set up character styles with the formatting I need.
Is there a way to avoid going through the entire 600 page book and manually applying the character style to individual words? Can the Find Format option in InDesign be used to apply character styles to all words with a specific format? Or perhaps there is a script that could do this?