Change Consecutive Paragraphs
This simple script is another crucial addition to the arsenal of any InDesigner working on long documents.
NEW! Version 1.6 now released!
- In Version 1.6, you can search through all open InDesign documents.
The script allows you to change the paragraph style of a paragraph in your document depending on the paragraph style of the next or previous paragraph. (From version 1.6.0 you can search through all open documents in InDesign.)
For instance, you can tell the script to change the paragraph style of all paragraphs in your document that follow the chapter title to a non-indented style. So whenever “Body Text” follows “Chapter Title”, change it to “Body Text no-indent.”
Here’s a screenshot:
It’s actually even easier than it looks. Simply place your cursor in the first paragraph. The script will populate the dropdown dialogs with the current paragraph in (1), the next paragraph in (2), and (3) is for you to choose. (Clicking on undo [command+z (ctrl+z on a PC)] once will undo all the changes in one go even if 500 paragraphs were changed when you ran the script.)
The “clear overrides” checkbox tells the script that whenever it applies a new paragraph style, it should clear any local formatting overrides in that paragraph.
Download a trial version of this script here. It will run up to 3 times per document.
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