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I have a 350-page document in which the text is formatted as [Basic Paragraph] and for which the justification is overridden. I need to remove paragraph overrides for [Basic Paragraph] leaving the character styles alone and leaving other paragraph styles alone.

I know I can click in each paragraph, then click [Basic Paragraph] to remove the override. That's over 1,500 application of two clicks.

Is there a way to make such a change for an entire document?

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You can do a Find/Change like this:

Leave Find what and Change to empty. In both Find Format and Change Format, click the small Specify attributes to find button and set Paragraph Style to [Basic Paragraph].

(As a side note I will advice against using [Basic Paragraph] in your documents. It has some quirks which can be very annoying for example when trying to reuse paragraph styles in other documents.)

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  • Thanks for the caution. This time I didn't get to decide.
    – Bob Brown
    May 17, 2023 at 17:07
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    And thanks for the answer. You have saved me an enormous amount of trouble!
    – Bob Brown
    May 17, 2023 at 17:15

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