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Suggestion: Protecting Text Styles from being deleted by "Delete Unused Styles"

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Hi everyone,

I would imagine that the following feature would be very helpful in keeping documents tidy.

I'll explain it using text styles, but it could be applied to anything from master pages to color swatches to styles.

The text style panel has a handy feature called "Delete unused styles".

The problem is that I have some styles set up that I haven't used or applied (yet), but they are part of the document and style hierarchy.

If I were to use "Delete Unused Styles", all of those styles would be gone.

So what I would like to see is a function that would allow me to lock/protect the styles from being deleted by "Delete unused".

That way I could always protect the styles I need to keep, and it would be easy to get rid of all the other styles that were created but aren't really needed anymore or were automatically created by copy and paste (duplicated).

This could also help to quickly clean up the master pages after a book has been synced or pages have been imported from other documents and many duplicates have been created.


So what I wish for is basically that the function "Delete unused" is available everywhere, where a kind of style is created, and that I can select which styles/masters/swatches are always protected from this function.




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@Luca H,

When I need to do that what I do is make a little text frame and include a one line paragraph for each text style. The text is just the name of the Paragraph Style and or the Character Style. I put it on the first page just on the edge so I have it but it is not in the way.

Mac Pro (Late 2013) Mac OS 12.6.9 
Affinity Designer 2.2.0 | Affinity Photo 2.2.0 | Affinity Publisher 2.2.0 | Beta versions as they appear.

I have never mastered color management, period, so I cannot help with that.

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