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    Scott Falkner commented  · 

    Oh, and of course they can also be used with tables, table styles, and cell styles.

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    So much this. Indesign can already apply multiple character styles, as you noted. So at least some of the feature exists.

    Back in the late 1980s there was a program called Ready, Set, Go! that could do this. The implementation was powerful but clunky an unintuitive. Styles could include any feature, or leave any feature blank and there was no distinction between character and paragraph styles. This is much like how Character Styles work in InDesign, but not Paragraph Styles. In a Paragraph Style all attributes are included. But in RSG a style might include only the font. Another might include only leading. Another might include only point size. You body copy might be formatted with several styles. Changing leading globally could be done by just changing the Leading style. It was complicated, and I don’t think there was a way to make a composite style, so many styles would have to be applied where now you just use one style. I think it also didn’t handle conflicts well, so you really needed to plan things out.

    I only played with it, since we already had PageMaker, FreeHand, and QuarkXPress and I didn’t need another program that nobody was using. I remember thinking it had potential, and InDesign’s Character Styles work similarly, in that they only apply what you want (just colour, just underlining, etc.).

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    Scott Falkner commented  · 

    No. Those commands are applied to objects, not text.

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