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Create Character Styles

Create Character Styles from Overrides

Create Character Styles from Overrides

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This script is a very flexible solution to every designer’s worst problem: catching all local overrides and converting them to character styles.

The user has the choice of which local overrides to convert to character styles. The aim is to minimize the amount of character styles created. (See attached screenshots.)

So for instance, if we’re only interested in catching variations of bold, italic, semibold etc., as well as say any underlining, one would deselect everything by clicking on “Deselect All”, and then selecting the “Font style” option at the top of the first column, and the “Underline” option at the bottom of the last column.

The Create Character Styles script searches all text in the document, including tables and footnotes.

By default (since version 1.8), the script will create character styles and set the styles’ properties appropriately. So, for example, if the script generates an “Underline” character style, that style will be defined to apply underlining. The “Create blank styles” checkbox (see screenshot above), however, overrides this behavior. If selected, all character styles will be blank. For example, the above style will still be called “Underline,” but it will not have underline defined as one of its properties. This makes it easier in some cases for the designer to adjust the script-generated character styles to his or her needs.

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Version 1.8.0 run up to 4× faster than earlier versions.

Once installed, the script will appear inside InDesign's 'Scripts' panel: 'Window>Utilities>Scripts>Application'Double-click on it to run.