There are many options to apply paragraph/character styles. When you are loading 'Tagged Text', InDesign will automatically apply these styles. If it's XML, we can apply the styles using the mapping option.
Can you pl. provide more details about workflow and your requirements to give clear idea.
You can work with any or all of the following to accomplish this task.
Nested, Based On, Next Style, Previous Style, Grep and Object Styles.
When applied to a textFrame with or without content, these can 'Pre-Style' your text when you add or modify their content.
There are several good resources on how to do this, here are a few I recommend:
Message was edited by: herr mueller