If you capture the end-of-paragraph mark with your localized (character formatting) exception, Frame treats it as an overridden paragraph style, rather than a localized character format.
Richard's solution is spot-on. For a long time, I deleted any extra spaces I saw at the end of a paragraph, under the geezer-like assumption that Every Byte is Sacred, and using the least number of them to do a job was a positive social good. This is one of those little things that looks like an anal-retentive bookkeeping problem until you make a habit out of it and have to update a book to a new template using TemplateMapper. TemplateMapper can handle character exceptions, but sticks all paragraphs into the new style, heedless of local exceptions. Suddenly, all those "overridden paragraphs" get paved over, and you have to go back and put in all the localized exceptions by hand. --William Combs, Richard wrote: > Leah Smaller wrote: > >> I never use manual overrides for formatting. But I have noticed that > when >> the last word (right before the pilcrow) has a special character > format, >> the pgf name is shown with an asterisk . This asterisk, of course, >> signifies a format override for that specific paragraph. If I leave a > blank >> space between the last word and the pilcrow, the asterisk does not > appear. >> Why does this issue bother me ? >> 1) I don't like a perfectly good pgf, with no overrides, displayed as > if >> there are overrides. >> 2) Leaving a blank space between the character formatted word and the >> pilcrow is not a good workaround because spell checker picks it up as >> "extra space" and that adds many more mouse clicks to the workday. >> >> Comments? Solutions? > > I always type a space (just one) at the end of a sentence, and that > includes at the end of a paragraph. Spell checker never flags these (and > yes, I do have it set to find extra spaces), and it shouldn't -- a > single space after the last sentence in a pgf isn't "extra." > > The only reason I can think of that spell checker would flag that space > is if you include "\p" in the Find Space Before entries. > > I like consistently having a space before the pilcrow for several > reasons: > > -- If I merge pgfs (delete the pilcrow), that space needs to be there to > separate the now-adjacent sentences. > > -- As you noted, separating a char format from the pilcrow prevents a > pgf override (due to an FM bug). > > -- Similarly, separating a text inset from the pilcrow of its > "container" pgf prevents that pgf from taking on the formatting of the > first pgf in the text inset (another FM bug). > > I see now downside to typing that space, and no reason to end sentences > differently depending on where in the pgf they occur. > > IMHO, YMMV, etc. > > Richard > > > Richard G. Combs