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[Feature request] Edit style in right click menu

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For UX consideration. :) I am an organized style fanatic and I rarely need access to manual tweaks in the right click menu. I would however love a 'Edit style' option right from this menu.

I know it is also available in the text styles studio - but this is simply where I prefer to access it. I would certainly use it more than 'Insert filler text' that looks like a ... filler. :)

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Would that be: Edit Character Style, or Edit Paragraph Style?

What happens if your selected text has both applied, or a Paragraph Text Style and several Character Text Styles?

Or no styles assigned at all? Though I suppose in that case it could create a new one, but we already have that function available on the Character and Paragraph Style pulldowns in the Context Toolbar, which both offer "New Style". And the Context Toolbar also has the buttons that invoke the Character panel and Paragraph panel, which each also offer the "New Style" options, so that situation may be well covered already.

 


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10 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

Would that be: Edit Character Style, or Edit Paragraph Style?

What happens if your selected text has both applied, or a Paragraph Text Style and several Character Text Styles?

Or no styles assigned at all? Though I suppose in that case it could create a new one, but we already have that function available on the Character and Paragraph Style pulldowns in the Context Toolbar, which both offer "New Style". And the Context Toolbar also has the buttons that invoke the Character panel and Paragraph panel, which each also offer the "New Style" options, so that situation may be well covered already.

 

Edit whatever style that is selected automatically in the text style studio when the cursor is placed in a paragraph I guess - if a style is applied to the text below the pointer / cursor. Otherwise the option can be ghosted.

But yes point taken hm... it gets complicated when c + p styles are mixed etc. :/

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"Men are like sheep, of which a flock is more easily driven than a single one."

"Experienced vector artists and infographic designers will find a noticeable lack of the more advanced tools found in Illustrator CC." (source)

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Thanks for that clarification. And yes, it's complicated.

When you position the cursor, and manually open the Text Styles studio, you then get to choose what to do. You can see a highlighted paragraph style, and a highlighted character style, and the next action is up to you: you click on one of them if you want to edit it.

But a right-click menu would need entries for both edit character and edit paragraph style, I think.

Interestingly, if you select a string of text that has multiple character text styles applied to it, the Text Styles Box says "No Style" for the character style. It may do something similar if you select two paragraphs with different paragraph styles. So the right-click menu would also need to gray-out the editing choices in that case.


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Thx @walt.farrell

It is never a good idea to add complexity to the user interface of course - but I would prefer options related to styles, structure and a controlled layout rather than manual tweaks that I use rarely. They are needed too but I avoid them where I can.

Have a nice weekend :)


"Men are like sheep, of which a flock is more easily driven than a single one."

"Experienced vector artists and infographic designers will find a noticeable lack of the more advanced tools found in Illustrator CC." (source)

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