In Writer 8.7.4, 64-bit edition, a Local Formatting category in the Typefi Document Explorer can help you to find and locate all instances of local formatting in use in your Microsoft Word document.
This functionality is useful if you wish to replace local formatting.
- Typefi Writer 8.7.4 or later
Find instances of local formatting
To see what local formatting is in use in your document:
First, click the Explore Document button on the Typefi ribbon.
In the Categories view, you can see the Local Formatting sub-category, located underneath the Styles in Use category.
Click the Local Formatting branch to view a list of all instances of local formatting in use in your Word document. You can navigate through this list (mouse click or use arrow keys) item by item, and Typefi Writer will highlight each instance of local formatting in your document so you can see exactly where each nuance occurs.
Click + to expand the Local Formatting branch and view a list of all paragraph styles that have local formatting applied to them. The paragraph styles can be expanded to see the local formatting in use within it, including Stacked Formatting*—where text has multiple local formatting nuances applied, such as bold and italic, or a mixture of a character style and local formatting. *See Stacked Formatting caveat below.
Visibility of local formatting is useful if you need to have a different Character Style applied to bold in headings, versus bold in table body, for example.
Caveat: Stacked Formatting in various text lengths
Stacked formatting applied to various text lengths, provides a significant challenge for Typefi Writer at this time. In these situations, Typefi Writer may not be able to properly detect all local formatting.
For example: ”Video provides a powerful way to help you prove your point.”
In this example, five words have bold and underline formatting applied, and one word also has italic formatting applied.
In Typefi Writer 8.7.4 we can detect there is stacked formatting of bold and italic in the text, but Typefi Writer identifies the entire sentence. The underline cannot be detected.
When replacing Stacked Formatting in texts of different lengths, the above example would also require two different Character Styles. We advise applying Character Styles manually in such situations.
Choose to be warned of any local formatting in use
An additional preflight warning has been created to ensure you don’t miss any local formatting replacements.
See Workflow preflight option: Check for local formatting overrides for details.