Open the file in which you created the H2 tag. In the book file, select all. Then with the book file selected, select File > Import > Formats. In the dialog, deselect all and then select paragraph formats. From the dropdown at the top, select the open file. Click OK, or whatever. This copies all the paragraph formats from the open file into all the selected files of the book. IF an H2 tag already exists in any of the files in the book, it is overwritten. No tags NOT in the open file are deleted.
After failing to make "import format" work, I even tried to re-create the same H2
paragraph from scratch in one of the the other chapters.
But to add insult to injury, after typing in all the custom H2 characteristics in that
other chapter, and attempting to put in the catalog (which was not showing
an H2 in that chapter), FM told me that it couldn't do it because there was already
a paragraph tag of that name in the catalog.
The second paragraph implies that the import format DID work. What do you mean by failing to make import format work?
Van, thanks a million -- that worked perfectly.
When I tried this on my own, I did not know that I should select the target document(s) in the book window.
The helpfile said that I could import characteristics from any document, so that's what I tried -- one open document
with its tab white and one target document with its tab dark gray.
When I tried it my way, the drop-down box let me specify the doc in the dark gray tab as the target document, and
didn't throw an error.
The actual symptom was that after doing this attempt at import, paragraph lists (in the designer or on a right-click>Paragraphs)
did not show H2. That was the point at which I tried to manually recreate the H2 paragraph. After recreating all the
paragraph characteristics as they existed in the source document, wouldn't me create it because it said I already
had a H2 paragraph in the list. I thought that very rude of FM.
But thanks again!