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In InDesign CS4 Power Shortcuts, Adobe product manager and designer Michael Ninness reveals hundreds of tips to boost productivity, including the top 20 power shortcuts every InDesign user must know. From placing multiple images to the hidden power of Quick Apply, each one of these videos covers an important topic, and includes just the right amount of information to make anyone a true InDesign power user. InDesign users are always looking for faster, more efficient ways to do everything, and this course offers just what they're looking for. Exercise files accompany the course.
When you are using Paragraph or Character Styles or even Object Styles, sometimes you forget that you have actually used a specific style and you start applying local formatting or maybe you just need to add some changes to one specific word or something like that, which is what I have done here. So this word in this paragraph is black. The tracking has been changed. This one is Italic. It's orange. This is also Bold, in this word here. Sometimes you might inherit a document from someone else, where you are asking them to just stick to the style definitions that you have defined, but they ignore you and they do a bunch of local overrides.
Either way, there comes a time where you want to get rid of all the local overrides that have been applied to a particular paragraph. So if you take a look at the Paragraph Styles panel here, you will see that this paragraph has been tagged with Body Text and it's got a plus sign that indicates that there are local overrides in that paragraph. If I click on this paragraph here, it's still just Body Text with no plus sign. So the trick is I want to blow away all the local overrides and just get back to the base definition of that Paragraph Style and have that apply back to that paragraph.
The trick is just to hold down the Option or Alt key and click on the name of the style and that will blow away all your local overrides. Pretty simple right.
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