Niels, 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 1.732.699.4012 -----Original Message----- From: framers-bounces+dpratt=telcordia.com at lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces+dpratt=telcordia....@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of 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! :o) -Niels > -----Original Message----- > From: Rick Quatro [mailto:frameexpert at truevine.net] > 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 > www.frameexpert.com > > 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 > > _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as dpratt at telcordia.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/dpratt%40telcordia.com Send administrative questions to lisa at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.