Problem with Paragraph styles. We are a magazine. I have set up Paragraph styles to allow me to quickly format type for the various elements; i.e., captions, body text, headlines and the like. Lately, when I “place” type into a text box, it comes in in a “quote” style, which means I have to re-format it every time. Not a big problem, but how could I “choose” to have the type as, say, body type (which is what I want 80% of the time)?
I am using InDesign C3, on an iMac, running system 10.4.
Mike 1 is spot on. :)
where I work we have found that because we do not use consistent styles that we have a default setup as suggested, however because we mainly focus on display advertisements we use a tool called indemand which records a paragraph and its variations then creates a style modal for us. This works out better for us because we can paste the text from one document from another without the text inheriting the styling from the new document. we got indemand from http://www.mymacmac.com but there are other style modal apps on tucows.com also.
I personally just build a style modal that is plain Helvetica PS so I can be sure to remove all bad font attributes such as "courier" from imported text from our reps!