Just set the .appliedParagraphStyle property on the whole Story.
Thanks for the reply! Works great — thanks!
I had tried that earlier, but I think I was doing it wrong, and thus it wasn't overriding the current styles. I think I was using an .RTF file, and so kept its own paragraph styles. I am now using a .TXT and it seems to be doing the trick.
With the .appliedParagraphStyle , I guess it won't override, right? (Not that it matters... just wondering.)
No, your explanation does not sound right. When we talk about overrides,
that is things like the font size or the justification that means that
sub subset of a paragraph is overriding the specifications of the
If you change the paragraph style, it changes the paragraph style, and
there's no issue of overriding. You cannot override one paragraph style
(I suppose you might have text within the paragraph that already has
overrides applied, but I don't think that's what you are talking
about; you can easily see these by clicking in the text and then
looking for a plus-sign in the Paragraph Styles panel next to the
current style. And if you hover the mouse over it, it will tell you
what the overrides are).