Character styles applied to paragraphs apply to bullets as well
99.9% of the time I want bullets to match the text color. When changing the character color via the Paragraph Styles palette or when selecting the text and changing the color via the color palette, the bullets do just that. But when I select text and change the color via a character style, the bullets don't follow suit.
To give you an example of why this would be useful to me, one thing I often end up doing is creating two versions of something: one on a dark background, one on a light background. The only thing different between the two is the text color, so instead of creating an entirely new paragraph style for "dark" or "light," I just apply a character style to the text frames that changes the color in all of them.
And this works perfectly well when it comes to bullets. If my text contains a bullet list, I have to duplicate the bullet style, apply the desired character style to the bullets in the Bullets and Numbering panel, then apply the style to the text. Which is an annoying extra step for something that's an otherwise simple change.
It would be nice if character styles applied to an entire bullet paragraph automatically applied to the bullets as well, so I could avoid the process described. If I want the bullets to be a different color than the text, THEN I'll use the character style settings in the Bullets and Numbering panel.
Did you ever find a work around for this? It bugs me too!