Library Swatch and Type Tool compatibility

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There should be a more seamless integration between Creative Cloud library swatches and the type tool, perfect example bing the ability to highlight text and click a swatch from the library to color the type. It's rather annoying that every time I attempt it, I'm reminded by a very annoying 'donk' tone form my Mac reminding me that I can't treat swatches in the creative cloud library, which is rather organized with brand standards, with the same expectations as the swatches panel not in the creative cloud library, which I'd have to create, save and load though I use the creative cloud library across ALL of my applications.
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Matthew David King

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David, Official Rep

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Howdy Matthew,

The Creative Cloud's Library panel does allow users to save and style type.  Unfortunately, this formatting can only be applied to an entire layer of text.  If you are looking for more granular text formatting, I recommend you look into Paragraph and Character Styles.

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David
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Matthew David King

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That's not at all what I want to do. I want to highlight text, click a swatch, and boom that text is the color of the swatch. Basic principal, and I don't understand why the swatches in the CC library behave any different the swatches outside of that library and within the native application. Nothing granular about it when it already functionally exists, just not usably.

It's lack of little details like this that Adobe is frustrating their core user base with.
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The Library styles do not work on selections.  As I said, they apply only to the entire layer (of type).  So, if you want to select some text and change its color, you should use Type Styles, which allow for different runs of text to have different attributes.

David
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Matthew David King

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That's why this feature request exists: to make it work. I don't want to use Type Styles. I want a swatch to be a swatch.