Color-code paragraph styles
I'm working on a huge training book with dozens of styles. I've stashed them in style groups, but it is still a chore, even inside a group, to scroll, scroll, scroll to try to find the style I need -- and it is also a chore to switch among the style groups themselves -- as many of the styles are used on every page due to the nature of the material. It would be SO VERY HELPFUL if one could color-code paragraph styles (a la the Layers palette) so that when there are this many styles, the ones a person needs can be spotted and accessed more quickly. I am in and out of the paragraph palette every 5-10 seconds, scrolling, scrolling, and it's driving me nuts.
C J commented
Yes, this would make so much sense. and be very useful. For example, my template has a lot of styles but I want to highlight the mostly-used styles for someone who is not as fluent in InDesign as I am.
(Also the drop-down fonts menu is rubbish...why so small??)
PLEASEEEEEE do this. When you have a large document with LOTS of styles, it would make finding the styles so much easier if I could see color blocks (e.g., all the bullets are green; all the numbers are red; all body styles are yellow, etc.).