The Style Override Highlighter will identify all the paragraph and character style overrides that have been applied in a document. Easily toggle the highlights on and off to get a glimpse at any additional formatting that has been added to styled text. You will see not only the basics, like bolded and italicized text, but also kerning, tracking, paragraph spacing, substituted glyphs, and so on.

Note: Paragraph-level overrides are indicated with a bar on the left of each line, and character-level overrides are indicated with typical highlighted text, both in the same light blue color.


This feature can be enabled by clicking the icon in the Paragraph Styles and Character Styles panels, as shown above, or choosing Toggle Style Override Highlighter from the styles panel menus.  A keyboard shortcut can be added to easily access the Toggle Style Override Highlighter option.


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Posted by: Monica Murphy

Monica Murphy has worked in the publishing industry for over 30 years supporting publishing operations of various sizes. In her role as Technical Product Manager for Technology for Publishing, she shares her publishing application expertise supporting a broad range of publishing clients in InDesign best practices, cross-platform content workflows, and InDesign Template strategies. Her weekly tip and blog posts have a committed following in the InDesign community, and as a long-time participant in the InDesign pre-release community, she regularly analyzes and provides feedback for upcoming features. Monica manages the authoring and publication of Technology for Publishing’s handbooks on InDesign, InCopy, and other associated titles.