Photoshop CC: Applying Library Styles (Text formats/colors) to Pargraphs in a Text Layer

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The new CC Libraries features is really handy, but it falls short when trying to use different text-styles and/or colors in a single text-element.

When I select a paragraph inside a text-layer I cannot use (select) colors or text-styles from the Libraries-Window.

This is only possible when the text layer was created with a click instead of dragging a rectangle.

Is this a bug / Is this intended to work ?
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Johannes Ecker

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David, Official Rep

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Hi Johannes,

The Text Style feature for Libraries is meant to only apply to entire layers of text.  If you'd like more subtle manipulations, perhaps you should work with Paragraph and Character Styles in Photoshop.

That said, how you create your text should NOT impact the Text Styles.  That is to say, whether you create paragraph text (drag a rectangle) or point text (just click), the styles should behave the same.  You're not seeing this?

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Unfortunately, this workflow is not supported at this time.

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Silke Voigts

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Hi Johannes, Barry, David and photoshop creators. I'm a ps addict since 1997. I was exited about the library idea. As I discovered, the feature to use more than one Library-Character-Style in one Text Layer is integrated in InDesign.

" not supported at this time" -> does this mean, this will come anytime soon to Photoshop as well?

It would support the thought of using the other features, like paragraph indent and spacing features in a more confluent way with the library co-working features. This would also save a lot of time, not having to align too many text layers all the time or watch spacings between paragraphs.

Please tell me, you are planning on integrating that feature. :)

Thanks, Silke.
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Howdy Silke,

As a publicly-traded company, we cannot talk about features that are in development or planning; we can only publicly discuss software that's been released.  I will, however, share your feedback with the rest of the team.  Sorry I can't be more specific.