Hi, Am I the only one that can't figure out how to define a font family in my paragraph style without defining the font style as well? Sometimes if I define my paragraph style by selecting type that has multiple font styles in it, InDesign will leave the font style blank while defining the family, but I can't always get it to work.
Primarily I want to apply a font family to a paragraph that includes both roman and italic type, without the par style considering the italic type as outside the style.
Any help is much appreciated.
Nope. Paragraph styles need to include a basic font specification for ALL parameters of the type. I've never seen ID leave the style blank, by the way, so I wonder what version and build you are using.
If you have some text within a paragraph that need a different specification, you should be applying a Character style to that text. Character styles are not considered as overrides.
Thanks for the info. I am in CS5 and there definitely are times when I select type with multiple font styles and when I create a par style from that the Family will be defined and the font style will be left blank. But I can't always recreate this lucky twise of fate. I did not know that character styles were not considered overrides though--that's clearly the way to go.Thanks so much.