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Feature request: Reusing styled text frames

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Reusing styled text frames

 

My proposal:
Let paste any text to existing structure of frames with styled text and retain its properties (fonts, size, colour etc. - simply styles). Divider for next style would be 'End of Paragraph'.

My reason:
In newspaper type of work you deal with multiple articles utilizing identical structure. Everyone of them has same style of title, subtitle, perex and then paragraphs of text. Drawing text frames and styling texts for these again and again on every page and in every new issue is painful.

Best way to implement:
Drag 'n' drop text file (word, rtf, plain text file, etc.) to existing styled TextFrame/TextFrames. It'd be fastest way probably.

How it's done in Indesign:
With use of 'Object Styles' you can format whole article with one click. Of course, function 'Span columns' is integral with this task in Indesign, so you're good with just one text frame for article.
My proposal is not fully equivalent but would be great help for time being.

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There is a Next Style in the Edit Text Styles panel.

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in this case I would choose 1st Paragraph because it is the Right Head I am editing. Then I would edit 1st Paragraph and choose Basic Paragraph and in Basic Paragraph I would choose [Same Style]


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Okay, it's something at least.

So I should paste text as unformated over an existing one and then apply styles chained by 'next style'.

Although, my proposal with drag 'n' drop functionality would be a bit quicker, without opening text files from editors, highlighting all, copying and pasting.. I have some fifty files/articles per issue, it's not so much..

Yes, it's something, thank you.

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