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Integrate a Content :before and :after to Styles as it is possible in CSS

In the character and paragraph styles definition: Give us the opportunity of automatically add content before and after the text (give the opportunity to style this additionally with a character style), to which the style is applied. Currently a conent:before is only possible with using a paragraph style a trick (see image, sorry for the German ...).

Working with XML data or other equivalent text sources you can add media related text, that doesn't alter the content. This is quite important, if the content should be exported after production.

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  • Evan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, if this could emulate the CSS functionality of :before and :after that would be perfect. I would use this all the time! Just a basic way to use the paragraph style to insert a short bit of text characters before and/or after the actual content of the paragraph. For example, [Always insert the word "INTRO:" before any paragraphs with "intro" paragraph style applied]. Would also be useful for quickly adding endmark characters to the last paragraph of a magazine story.

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