I'm laying out a very long encyclopedia which has lots of entries. The title of each article is inline with the first paragraph (each entry has multiple paragraphs), but does have a character style applied.

If I can apply a paragraph style to each of those opening paragraphs, I can use that to space out the articles, rather than manually applying the style approximately 5000 times. Can anyone suggest how that might be possible please?

edit: Sorry, I should have specified, this is InDesign with linked text frames throuh 450 pages

  • What app are you using?
    – joojaa
    Jun 7, 2020 at 10:46
  • I'm sorry, this is InDesign Jun 7, 2020 at 12:37

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  • Enter Edit > Find/Change and choose the Text tab.
  • Make sure that the Find what and Change to fields are empty.
  • Set Search to Document.
  • Click the Find Format field and choose the character style used for the titles.
  • Click the Change Format and choose the paragraph style you want to apply to each opening paragraph.
  • Click Change All.

  • That's brilliant, thank you, I had no idea that InDesign would be able to apply that change to the whole paragraph, it worked perfectly. Jun 7, 2020 at 15:26
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    Glad to help. Yes, it works because a paragraph can only have one paragraph style applied. So if you change the paragraph style of part of a paragraph you force the whole paragraph to have that paragraph style.
    – Wolff
    Jun 7, 2020 at 15:29

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