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Old 06-22-2005, 02:56 AM   #1
mdeligt
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Hi there,
I am setting up a page in where a couple of textboxes are placed. Each of the boxes are linked with an external text-file and has its own paragraph-style. That's all working fine. But if I update the text-files the textboxes lose their paragraph-style and return to style "[no paragraph style]", with the announcement "Edits have been madeto this object. You will lose these edits by updating. Update anyway?". I tried to enforce the paragraph by using the Option-shift-buttons to erase all previous formats, but no luck. It's probably something easy but I have no idea. Someone?

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Old 06-23-2005, 04:30 AM   #2
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Each of the boxes are linked with an external text-file and has its own paragraph-style. That's all working fine. But if I update the text-files the textboxes lose their paragraph-style and return to style "[no paragraph style]"
That's the way links work. If you retain a link, whenever you update, you lose any changing made in InDesign. Links are really only useful if you can do _all_ formatting and editing in the originating app rather than InDesign.

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