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Change color using Text Variable

Explorer ,
Jun 24, 2021 Jun 24, 2021

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Hi.

I'm designing a catalog with 8 chapters. Each one of them has a diferent color theme and master page. Titles, subtitles and table headers must follow chapter color.

Is there a way to automatically change color on paragraph styles without creating 8 diferent paragraph styles for title, 8 for sub1... and so on?

Thanks a lot!

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 25, 2021 Jun 25, 2021
If you separate the chapters into separate files - then create an InDesign Book. You import all the documents into the book. You can then have the 1 style in all documents.

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Jun 25, 2021 Jun 25, 2021

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You will still need to create some form of style (whether paragraph or character), otherwise how will InDesign know which colour to use, and in what order? I suspect a script is your best option, but even then, it will still need those styles to be created. Alternatively, 8 different files with a different colour in use, assembled at the PDF stage or via the book feature?

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Jun 25, 2021 Jun 25, 2021

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Creating those styles is not the problem. I have already done that. I just wanto to avoid creating 8 copies (one for each chapter).

Do you know any script to do that? If not, i'll try book feature.

Thanks, @Spenno 

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If you separate the chapters into separate files - then create an InDesign Book.

You import all the documents into the book.

You can then have the 1 style in all documents.

 

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Jun 25, 2021 Jun 25, 2021

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Using a book seems to be the best option so far. Thanks, @eugene 

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