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Hello, I am new here and this is my first post.
In Affinity Publisher I encounter three problems that in my opinion need to be solved urgently in one of the next updates.

1. function or Tool for formatting and format-change
The following scenario is an example, magazine insert:
Let us assume that a formatting for the body text (Body 1) was found in the layout process.
The process continues, at some point a font is found that you like even better. You make a format for this too (Body 2). This will be used from now on.
But what about the text components that are still linked to the old format (Body 1).
You want to reformat all texts that are still linked to the Body 1 format into the new Body format in one go. This is what Affinity Publisher does not provide a function for, neither in the context menu of the Text Style panel, nor elsewhere. Now you would have to go into all texts linket to Body 1, detach all Body 1-text from that format first, and assign that piece of text to Body 2, manually.
This might be a good idea for a flyer. With longer articles, or a complex non-fiction book etc. this becomes an imposition.
Here a function should definitely be implemented.

For simple formatting work I also miss a tool for format transfer or direct formatting, for example a pipette.

2. font management
I miss a good font management within Affinity Publisher. For example, to replace entire font sets and optionally update already created formats.

3. a professional search & replace function including GREP

Thanks!

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for number one:

Use the find and replace, look for the Paragraph Style Body 1 and replace it with Body 2.

Another way is to just change Body 1 to use the new font and then continue on.

for 3:

It is there, click on the little gear/cog

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1 hour ago, Helge N said:

The process continues, at some point a font is found that you like even better. You make a format for this too (Body 2). This will be used from now on.
But what about the text components that are still linked to the old format (Body 1).
You want to reformat all texts that are still linked to the Body 1 format into the new Body format in one go.

Why did you make a new Text Style called Body 2. Just edit Body 1 and update the font, and all the existing text using that Text Style will change.


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Thank you!

Coming directly from Indesign, as I do, it might happen that you look in the wrong places.
To place the format change under Find and Replace is actually quite logical.

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