I'll try to explain my situation first, to give the question some context and hopefully make it more clear:
- I have a simple "plain" document (default blank template) with some text in it. All text has a Paragraph Style applied to it: Heading, Heading 2, Heading 3 or Body.
- I also have a document template that displays those things a certain way. Like Heading is always followed by a page break, and Heading 2 is green etc.
- I want to paste my "plain" document into the document template, and apply all the styles
When I paste it, the paragraph styles are recognised by Pages, but they are "overriden". So a Heading 2 just becomes black text, with an asterisk next to the paragraph style to indicate it has been overriden.
I can now click on the paragraph style, click on the arrow next to the style and select Clear Override. The heading now becomes green, the way I want it.
I want to apply this to my whole document. Anywhere in the document where there's an override, I just want to reset it to the defined style. Any way to do this?
What I've already tried:
- Just selecting all the text greys out the ability, because there are different paragraph styles. I can't just select all text, and then select "Clear Override" at the Heading 1 profile; there are also Heading 2 and Heading 3 styles in that same text.
- The different options when pasting like Paste and Match style (doesn't do what I want at all)
- Format > Copy Style, followed by Format > Paste Style. But that just applies the style of the text where the cursor is placed. e.g. Format everything in the document as a heading 1.