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Please add "Update" to the dropdown of a style name

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When modifying a style, I spend most time doing things manually, then choosing Text > Text Styles > Update, so for ease and speed, an Update on the dropdown of a style name would be handy. Thanks.

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Or, in the Context Toolbar:
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-- Walt

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Ahh, thanks! But I still would not mind it in the Paragraph panel (and other similar panels) if only to reduce the need for mouse movement. I could do a keyboard shortcut (which I prefer over the mouse for most things) but if I am mousing around in a panel to tweak a style, I figure I'm right there and the drop down is only a tiny bit away. 

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I agree, that updating the style from the paragraph windows would be a "nice to have".

Alternatively or additionally, the "update style" option could be put somewhere in the right-click context menu or the text editor.

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20 minutes ago, TLMurray said:

but if I am mousing around in a panel to tweak a style, I figure I'm right there and the drop down is only a tiny bit away. 

But if you're in the Paragraph panel you are not tweaking a text style. You are overriding any applied style and directly updating one small part of your text.

If your intent is to tweak a text style, you should be in the Text Styles panel.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 2004 (19041.388),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Affinity Photo 1.8.5.703 and 1.9.0.815 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.8.5.703 and 1.9.0.815 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.8.5.703 and 1.9.0.798 Beta.

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I was really tweaking the paragraph style, as in the video. I am heavily into styles and usually, everything in my finished work is assigned a style with zero overrides. Not even a Command+b for bold -- I make a bold style. I have to play around with Designer and learn the difference between, for example, adjusting a paragraph in the Text Styles panel and the same paragraph in the Paragraph panel. My attachment to styles comes from years of receiving resumés from self-proclaimed "Word experts" yet everything was the Normal style with manual overrides.

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