Indesign styles question

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  1. da_alchemist macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2003
    Hey guys

    Whenever I copy text in InDesign and paste it inside a separate text box with a different style, the style from the text box I copied is transferred over to the second text box.

    Anyone know of a way to copy and paste just the text and not the style?

    Its kind of annoying because everytime I paste I have to manually go in and change back the style of the text box.

    thanx for any help
  2. benwa02 macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2004
    I am not so sure about copying text without the styles but I dont have indesign open to check for ya.

    You have a style for your new text box right? Why dont you just click on that style to have it changed. Or am I being too obvious.

    Anyways hope that helps.
  3. da_alchemist thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2003

    Thanx for the reply. I could just change the style back by clicking on the style in the styles palette but its really annoying if I have to do it hundreds of times. I do some heavy desktop publishing so I try to minimize repetition as much as I can.
  4. AuPhalanx macrumors regular


    Apr 23, 2004
    Wilkes-Barre, PA
    I found this whilst searching the InDesign CS help files.

    To preserve formatting attributes when pasting from other applications:
    Choose Edit > Preferences > General (Windows) or InDesign > Preferences > General (Mac OS).
    Select Preserve Text Attributes When Pasting, and then click OK.

    I hope that this works. I haven't had a chance to really try it yet. I, too, work quite a bit in InDesign. What you describe is annoying at times, but have to reclick the paragraph style hasn't been that burdensome for me.

    Have fun... Tony.
  5. benwa02 macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2004
    o sorry I didnt know you where doing it on that kind of level.
  6. da_alchemist thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2003
    Awesome, I'll give it a shot. Thanx a lot.

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