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Change color throughout document

Community Beginner ,
Nov 13, 2021 Nov 13, 2021

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Hello,

 

Is there a way to change a color throughout a document? I'm looking for something like paragraph styles, but for swatches. Or do swatches need to be manually updated per page? 

 

Thanks! 

 

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In addition to Paragraph and Character styles, where you can assign a colour to a font, you can use Object styles for things like shapes. Any changes to characteristics of any style, such as a colour are changed automatically throughout the document.

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Thanks! I don't really understand how this works but I'll look into it. 

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Thanks! I guess I don't understand how this would save time if I have a document with multiple objects, shapes, and colors. It seems like it would be time-consuming to set up rules around object styles when there's so many exceptions to the rule. I'll have to learn more about it. Thanks again!

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Your swatches are document wide. Not done per page.

 

If you want a different swatch for something - then you need to create a new Swatch - and apply that Swatch colour per page.

 

You can delete a swatch - and if it's used elsewhere it will ask you if you want to use another swatch in it's place.

When you select a different swatch colour - all colours will be replaced with your selected swatch, across the entire documnet.

 

But this could have undesirable results.

 

 

 

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Edit > Find/Change > Color

 

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Swatch colors are global, just like paragraph styles. I name colors by their usage, so rather than something like orange, I’ll use Aheads, then I can globally change all of the heads with the Aheads swatch applied via the Swatch Options.

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