I am having trouble with getting a paragraph style to over-write the text formatting.
For instance, I have a header in Times Roman 14pt. I want this to be a level 3 header which I have defined as Times Roman 10pt bold. I apply the paragraph style "header 3" to the 14pt header, but it stays at 14pt.
I have read the help file which says:
"But: If you had selected a different alignment for one of these paragraphs with Format > Paragraph or the Formatting toolbar, any changes you make to the paragraph style thereafter will no longer be applicable to this paragraph. That is to say, manually applied paragraph formats take precedence over styles.
If you want to “free” such a paragraph of its manual formatting, simply select it and reapply the original paragraph style using Format > Paragraph Style. The format of the paragraph will revert to that specified in the style, and subsequent changes to the style will be effective on the paragraph."
But it doesn't! No matter what I do the header retains its 14pt size! Even if I apply the normal paragraph style, Times Roman 8 point normal, or the heading 1 paragraph style, it remains as Times Roman 14pt bold.
Help, how do I get rid of the manual formatting, or get the paragraph style to override the manual format?
OK I have found that if I cut the header, paste it into notepad, paste it back into the document and then apply the header 3 style, it takes it. But there must be a better way surely? (And I don't mean just using paste special.)
Regards - David