Cascaded Character Styles
It would be awesome if character styles were implemented in a similar way to how CSS behaves. For example, you could set a character style and then create a new character style that is based on the previous style which has some overridden style changes (like color, for example), BUT it the second character style would still maintain a link to the first.
This could be similar to how the cascade works in CSS or how nested styles works currently in InDesign
Liam B commented
Something like this would be great. Or a dropdown with the similar styles.
Changing a font all over a file is a real pain. Even with styles because a minor modification such as a bold or a color change is considered as a new style. You have to make a style for every little change made and it's not user friendly at all.
It was the same problem with the "symbols" that are now "components". We need a master style that every substyles depends on.
in my opinion., the way Indesign deals with characters styles is the right way to go..
Chloe B commented
Yes! This is desperately needed in XD. I can't believe it doesn't have more votes as seems like such a basic feature to me, especially as it already exists in InDesign.
Atiyya Shahab commented
I agree! This is how it works in InDesign, and I would love to see it here.
In fact, the feature was the primary reason I couldn't get my a team to switch from InDesign to XD for web design.