Thanks Sharon,Ok, I have done it and it works ...

... almost completely.

I am having the same problem with the character style that I had with
suggestion that I Find+Apply  the text string with my desired character
style. Namely, I can;t get the attributes of my style to stay as "As Is" and
so when I apply the style it does not just apply the italic, which is what I
want, but it applies all the specific style attributes of the style.



On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 7:18 PM, Sharon Burton <sharon at>wrote:

> 1. Create a new character style with the attributes you want. Call it
> TextItalics, for example.
> 2. Create a variable. Call it CompanyName.
> 3. Define the variable with the name of the product, using the new
> character
> format, as needed.
> 4. Replace an instance of the current product name text with the
> CompanyName
> variable you create.
> 5. Select the variable. Press Ctrl+c. The variable is copied into the
> buffer.
> 6. Open the Find/Replace.
> 7. Type the text you want to find - in this case, it's the name of the
> company.
> 8. In the Replace area, select Copy from Clipboard.
> 9. Click Find Next.
> 10. Click Replace. Click Find Next.
> 11. Rinse and repeat until all text company names have been replaced with
> your variable.
> (This is all from memory, so parts may be slightly wrong)
> The advantage to this is that when they change the company name again - and
> they will - you change the value of the CompanyName variable and it's
> changed through out the file. Import that variable into all other documents
> and you're done.
> Do this for the product name as well, because if they are changing the
> company name, they'll change the product name. Usually at the last second.
> sharon
> Sharon Burton
> MadCap Software Product Consultant
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: framers-bounces at
> [mailto:framers-bounces at] On Behalf Of Avraham Makeler
> Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2009 10:00 AM
> To: framers at
> Subject: Re: Find <text> Apply <tag>
> It works. I thought I already tried this but it didn't work before.
> The guys on this forum obviously have "green fingers"...
> Just one small problem though... I used the Emphasis character style. I
> tried to apply "As is" to all the formatting of Emphasis, and then to set
> it
> to italics, but it didn't "stick". So when I then applied the Emphasis
> style
> to a title, for example, it changed the font of the word Acme to whatever
> size and color Emphasis is, which in my case, is italicized body text.
> >> As for applying italics without a character format, I think most would
> agree that this is a Bad Thing.
> I agree that this is not professional, but if I do it this way then at
> least
> I don't get the problem I get when I use a character style (Emphasis)
> above.
> Thanks,
> avi

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