(Sorry if this is 2 days after the question, but I've been on vacation.)

You can also get Rick Quattro's Find/Change Special plugin, which can
search for a character style and replace it with another character
style (amongst other things).

On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 10:21 AM, Fred Ridder <docudoc at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Responding to Avi's question, Art Campbell wrote:
>> Create a character style with the correct attributes.
>> Apply it to something.
>> Copy Special > Character Style.
>> Find, specifying the bold text, and replace by pasting.
> Note that the Copy Special is Character *Format* rather than
> Character *Style*, and that's actually an important distinction.
> When you use Copy Special, FrameMaker copies all of the current
> selections font format characteristics, including the explicit font
> and size settings as well as the character tag that you really
> want to propagate. If you copy the format from a chunk of
> body text (for example, 11 pt TNR bold with the Bold character
> tag applied) and then paste onto a selection in a heading (say
> 14 pt Helvetica non-bold), you will get a chunk of 11 pt TNR
> in the middle of that heading.

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