Safe Style Sheet Editing

Sometimes, you’re working with text that’s formatted with one Style Sheet, but you realize you want to change the formatting of a different Style Sheet. Unfortunately, if you click on the second Style Sheet, your current text will be tagged with that Style Sheet. Here’s the trick to editing a Style Sheet that’s different from the active Style Sheet, WITHOUT applying that other style to the current text or paragraph: Control- or right-click on the style name in the Style Sheet palette and choose Edit [Style Sheet Name].

Here, my text cursor is in a Headlines paragraph, but I’m editing the Subheads style sheet.