I'm good now. I figured it out. I needed to do Commands -> Set Window to As. 
This was not the default 

Thanks

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Hi John,

I sent a screen grab to your personal address that shows an example of what I 
mean about where to click. The arrow highlights where I click, and then press 
CTRL+D. Hope this helps.

TVB

Tammy Van Boening
Tammy dot vanboening at spectrumwritingllc dot com www.spectrumwritingllc.com

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I get a message "No insertion point or selected text"

On Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 9:33 AM, <tamm...@spectrumwritingllc.com> wrote:

> Hi John,
>
> Open the FM file in which you to create the format, and then click 
> anywhere outside the document margins. Press CTRL + D to open the 
> Character Designer, and then under Commands, select Set Window to As 
> Is. Now, change only the property or properties that you want for the 
> new tag, and then under Commands, select New Format. In the  New 
> Format dialog box, leave New Format selected, but clear Apply to 
> Selection. Name the new character tag, and then click Create. VoilĂ  - 
> you're good to go.
>
> Tammy Van Boening
> Tammy dot vanboening at spectrumwritingllc dot com 
> www.spectrumwritingllc.com
>
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>
> OK...I hate to admit it.
>
> I've always been "hit and miss" when defining a character tag that 
> inherits all the Paragraph attributes except for what I want to change.
>
> For instance,  I want a Character tag <Bold> for use in a variable 
> that only bolds the text, but inherits the font family, font size, 
> etc.,
>
> What's the secret sauce?
>
> Sorry for what must be forehead slapping simple.
>
> Thanks
>
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