I have an .indd file that has text boxes linked to Excel cells. When I update the Excel file, the text box updates but it also loses the paragraph style. Hoping to find a way to "lock" the paragraph style to that specific text box. Any ideas?


  • What do you mean by "linked?" Data merge?
    – Ryan
    Oct 6, 2015 at 23:59

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Create a new object style, and assign a paragraph style to it. Then when the text is updated, the paragraph style should remain the same.

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