Let's say the text you copy-specialed the character format from was body text. 
Let's say it's 11-pt Times bold. If you do search-and-replace on any bold text, 
and you have bold in your 10-pt tables and your 9-point footnotes and your 
11-point Arial captions and your 12-point Arial Headings, that will all turn 
into 11-point Times bold.

Don Pratt

-----Original Message-----
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Niels Fan?e
Sent: Friday, January 06, 2006 8:32 AM
To: Rick Quatro; Marcus Carr; Frame Users
Subject: RE: Converting to Character Formats

Hi Rick,

I don't see the problem. If I Copy Special a Char Format, say the Emphasis 
format, and replace a bolded text by pasting the Char Format, then the text is 
stamped with the Emphasis format - the bold goes away, and the text is 
emphasized. If you later change the format, then the formerly bolded text gets 
changed, too. And that's what I believe Marcus wanted. Be ye the judge, Marcus! 


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rick Quatro [mailto:frameexpert at] 
> Sent: 6. januar 2006 13:58
> To: Niels Fan?e; Marcus Carr; Frame Users
> Subject: Re: Converting to Character Formats
> The problem with this approach is that when you choose Edit > 
> Copy Special > Character Format, it copies ALL of the 
> formatting of the selected text, not just those of the 
> character format applied to it. When you replace by pasting, 
> you will be pasting more than just the character format's properties.
> Rick Quatro
> Carmen Publishing
> 585-659-8267
> No need for plugins.
> Select some text formatted with the char format you want to 
> apply. Select Edit - Copy Special - Character Format. Then, 
> in the Find/Replace box, choose to find a character format. 
> Set the dialog to As Is (Shift+F8), and choose Bold in the 
> Weight box. OK out. Then, in the Replace box, choose to 
> replace By Pasting. Replace all, and you should be done.
> HTH,
> -Niels

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