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After pressing OK button new paragraph rule created. But I need to modify basic paragraph.

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Make a note of the changes you've made and then double-click or Option/Alt-click the Basic Paragraph style. You can then redefine the options in the dialog window.

Photoshop, unlike other Adobe applications, does not currently have a method for updating a paragraph style via selecting an altered piece of text. Many of the character and paragraph style options in Photoshop are not nearly as advanced as other Adobe applications.

In other Adobe applications, but not Photoshop, if you started with Basic Paragraph and made changes and then want to update Basic Paragraph with the new settings, Right-Click (Windows) or Control-Click (Macintosh) and choose "Redefine Style" from the contextual menu. But again, this functionality does not exist within Photoshop at this time.

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Unless I'm doing something really wrong, your technique does not work. In fact, it was exactly what I tried myself when I was trying to answer the question. No matter how I reach Basic Paragraph, if I make any changes, it creates a new paragraph style. What are @yakunins and I doing wrong? We're not trying to redefine from text. We're trying to alter the default. – Lauren Ipsum Mar 21 '13 at 19:11
I know you can't make it in PS's GUI, but Basic Paragraph's settings are stored somewhere. Probably, they are in the registry. – yakunins Mar 22 '13 at 14:38
@yakunins Wait, you want to change the default settings? I don't think you can. – Scott Mar 22 '13 at 15:07

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