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In a book chapter I'm making some changes to leading etc, but am having to change every text frame individually as I cannot see how to apply the changes to all linked text frames. I have highlighted all text but still the frames are being treated as unlinked.

How would I link them in order to 'bulk' edit?

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It seems the way to get this working was to copy and cut all the text, then paste it back in without formatting.

It then seemed to work as intended.

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The best way would be to use paragraph styles, and then just change the settings of the style(s) that you need to modify. Everything then changes automatically.


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17 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

The best way would be to use paragraph styles, and then just change the settings of the style(s) that you need to modify. Everything then changes automatically.

How would I do this when creating a footer style?

I can't seem to get it this to apply to all pages in the book.

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8 minutes ago, gumbo23 said:

How would I do this when creating a footer style?

I can't seem to get it this to apply to all pages in the book.

For something that specific, it's even simpler. You start with a Master Page that defines the footer area as a Text Frame, and you set the style for that Text Frame. Then you apply that Master to all your document pages, and simply put the relevant text into the frame on each document page, and it's automatically styled based on what you specified in the Master Page. If you need to make a style change later, you just change it on the Master Page and all the document pages you've applied it to will also change.

But to use styles, you format some text as you want it, create a Text Style from that text and make it a Paragraph Style, then select that Paragraph Style from the Context Toolbar when you're creating the actual paragraph text.

The key is planning, before creating the actual text :)


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1 minute ago, walt.farrell said:

For something that specific, it's even simpler. You start with a Master Page that defines the footer area as a Text Frame, and you set the style for that Text Frame. Then you apply that Master to all your document pages, and simply put the relevant text into the frame on each document page, and it's automatically styled based on what you specified in the Master Page. If you need to make a style change later, you just change it on the Master Page and all the document pages you've applied it to will also change.

But to use styles, you format some text as you want it, create a Text Style from that text and make it a Paragraph Style, then select that Paragraph Style from the Context Toolbar when you're creating the actual paragraph text.

The key is planning, before creating the actual text :)

This is gold Walt, thanks. As a visual learner I would follow this better in a video. I'm new to AP obviously, and learning a lot. In future all this would be way easier and quicker if I can apply the strategy you outline. 

I don't know if you make videos, but this would be a great one to make available.

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Thanks. I don't make videos. Some of the official Publisher video tutorials might address aspects of this, and I'm sure that there will be Publisher tutorials either by Serif or others eventually that show it. The problem for anyone trying Publisher tutorial videos at the moment is that it's still in beta, and changing often enough that a tutorial might become incorrect.


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1 minute ago, walt.farrell said:

Thanks. I don't make videos. Some of the official Publisher video tutorials might address aspects of this, and I'm sure that there will be Publisher tutorials either by Serif or others eventually that show it. The problem for anyone trying Publisher tutorial videos at the moment is that it's still in beta, and changing often enough that a tutorial might become incorrect.

Very true. I am highlighting the main issues I'm struggling with so that they might consider doing a tutorial on those features. 

But so far, it's a world away from the horrors of trying to do all this in Word. Somehow I managed eight books that way ...

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