I'd check through your character styles. It sounds like your entire block of text is styled with a character style. If that is the case, you would get no override warning and your paragraph styles would seem to have no effect. This could happen in CS3 just as easily.
I think you're right. Some character styles got imported from Word. Once I deleted them, I was able to apply paragraph styles to my text.But I don't see how a new text frame would be formatted with a character stlye that I did not apply.
Clark Kenyon wrote:
I don't see how a new text frame would be formatted with a character stlye that I did not apply.
Make sure nothing is selected. Select a character style. Create a text frame. There you are.
A bit off topic, but you brought it up.
Do you keep your sidebar text in your main Word text file and then flow it to a sidebar frame?
If so, do you keep the sidebar text at the very end of the Word document?
Or do you keep it in the middle of the Word file near where it is to be used in the InDesign layout?
Thanks for your thoughts.