Clear the Color in a Character Style Back to Ignore
Say I created a character style, and during the course of my work a color was accidentally selected (let’s say black). Is there any way to set it back to ?? (ignore) without recreating the character style?
Haven’t you committed every one of the past 97 podcasts to heart, David? I mean, jeez, we covered that little nugget of a tip back in Episode 64. I’m kidding of course. As we’re about to publish our 98th podcast (where did the time fly?) I can barely remember what we covered.
So here’s the trick: Command/Ctrl-click on the color.
This works because Command/Ctrl-clicking adds or removes something from a list. Any list. If you have a list of 10 paragraph styles, you can Command/Ctrl-click on 3 of them (they don’t have to be next to each other), then deselect one by Command/Ctrl-clicking on it.
So in this case, you can Command/Ctrl-click on the color to deselect it from the list, leaving you with nothing in the list, which = “Ignore.”