Define a color per document

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Jul 01, 2022 Jul 01, 2022

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I'm designing a book with colored headers (bleed rectangles used for navigation), and each chapter (a different indesign document) has its own color. So far I've been creating different styles for each chapter, but they're essentially copy paste of each other, just with the color changed.

So I have like 10 styles for these rectangles, plus another 10 for the titles which should have the same color etc.

Can't I just create a style that follows a variable and then I simply set this variable in each chapter? This way there would be inheritance of all other attributes, and color would be set "globally" kinda lika CSS.

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 01, 2022 Jul 01, 2022

I make the definition of Character, Paragraph, Cell, Table and Object styles complete equal in every document. Same name of every style.

But what I do: I give the chapter color names like: Prime Color 1, Complimentary Color 2, and tints dependent on them. The only thing in every document is different: the color defnition.

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I make the definition of Character, Paragraph, Cell, Table and Object styles complete equal in every document. Same name of every style.

But what I do: I give the chapter color names like: Prime Color 1, Complimentary Color 2, and tints dependent on them. The only thing in every document is different: the color defnition.

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