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Member 7989122 wrote:
Now if you define a text style and apply it to the text and the newline, you are still in that style after the newline. If you apply it to the text excluding the newline, new text following the newline is not in that style. The only way see if the style is active or not, immediately following the newline, is to look at the style indications; you can't guess it from the text.
I'm afraid you're not right, there.

If the style you use moves the text into bold, the blunderbuss Bold function behind the bold button will see that it is bold, and activate.
Member 7989122 wrote:
You might argue: But no text style should extend beyond a newline!
Every word processor that I have used allows you to define the style for the line following a paragraph style, e.g. for top-level heading styles you can choose to define it as the default style ("Normal", in Word) or a sub-heading style; for a bullet style, you would almost invariably define it as the same bullet style; and for a list-header style you would define it as a bulletted or numbered style, so that it automatically starts the list after the header.
Member 7989122 wrote:
keyboard input, like pasting or like explicit positioning
Keyboard input inside a block of styled text will follow that style.  Most word processors will maintain source styles as the default for pasting "locally", within the same document, but apply local styles for pasting from external documents.  Some word processors offer options on this.
Member 7989122 wrote:
What if you made a style called BoldText, made it read only, and assigned the Ctrl-B key to toggle this style on and off
I don't recall ever seeing an option to make a style read-only (although Word goes the other way, and can be allowed to automatically "update" styles -- switch that off, for sure).

One of the main points of using styles in this way is that you have complete control, so if, for example, you wanted to change all instances of bold text to blue bold text, it takes you a few seconds to change every instance in the document.  If you've used the blunderbuss bold button anywhere, the text you used it on will not turn blue (but your CTRL+B, above, will), so you will have to seek them out individually, to change their colour.
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