I'm brand new to InDesign and am trying to format a novel that was written in Word. I have a lot of complex formatting going on (text boxes, fonts, alignments, etc.) and noticed after I imported the text from Word, most of the formatting (with the exception of most of my text boxes, which I can live with) was preserved but the leading changed substantially (which I can't live with).
I figured out how to change the auto-leading feature in the paragraph styles box, but I don't want to change ANYTHING else in the paragraph - namely, all of the custom line spacing (like tabs, for example) disappears when I apply the style with the modified auto-leading. I only need the leading changed, nothing else.
Best case, I'd love to be able to bulk change the whole novel to the modified auto-leading, if that's possible.
i'd greatly appreciate any help!
Sounds like there are style overrides before you are making the leading change. If you select the paragraph, do you see a plus sign after the style name? If you do, and the formatting is rally what you want, right click the style name and choose re-define. You should then be able to reset the auto-leading amount and the other attributes will stick.
Thanks so much!
That fixed the problem. I only had to redefine the "normal" style and the leading changed and everything else remained the same.
Even more, it looks like the style was applied to the whole novel, thus accomplishing the "bulk change" I was hoping for.