How do you find all object style overrides in a InDesign document?

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Dec 09, 2017 Dec 09, 2017

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I have several large documents that make extensive use of Object Styles. The styles have been overridden in places. I do not want to clear the overrides without seeing them first. How can I see all of the object style overrides in a document? Is there a way to do this without going thru every InDesign object by hand? Maybe some Javascript? A find and replace routine would be perfect.

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Would likely need to be scripted. Pop over to the scripting forum and see if someone there might be able to help.

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Bob, I just posted the question on the scripts forum.  From what I can tell, there does not seem to be a way to check for object style overrides in a script.  It appears that you can clear all of them but not check them.  With that said, I'm fairly new to the scripting world so maybe someone will offer an idea or two.

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Yes, a script would be most efficient. However, you don't need a script to clear all overrides of one style at a time. Set up Find/Change with the Object Style you want to address. Change All in the Find/Change dialog would do it.

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This may not be exactly what you want, but this would give you a chance to view each object before removing the override.

You could use Find/Change, and click the Object tab. Find the object style name you suspect has overrides, and set Change to the same style name.

Click Find Next. If the object looks ok, click Find Next again, and so forth. Of course, if you want to remove the override on a specific object, click Change/Find Next.

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Barbara,  I will give this a try.  My current approach has been to click on each object in the document and see if there is an override.  Maybe your approach will be a bit faster.  As Bob, mention what I probably need is a script. 

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May 16, 2022 May 16, 2022

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Hi.
A bit late but you can use this script, if you still need it.
Double click to view the overrides and double click again to undo the overrides visibility.

 

if (
app.documents.length &&
app.activeDocument.textPreferences.enableStylePreviewMode^= 1 &&
app.layoutWindows.length &&
app.activeWindow.constructor==LayoutWindow
)
{
app.activeWindow.screenMode = ScreenModeOptions.previewOff;
// UPDATE [100525] - THX to ptruskier
app.activeWindow.overprintPreview = false;
}

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 16, 2022 May 16, 2022

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Hi pauloXoXe,

please check your code. It enables Style Override Highlighting for text and then makes overrides of text styles visible by turning off Preview and Overprint Preview in case they are enabled. This discussion is about overrides of object styles where text style overrides could be a part of the problem, yes, but perhaps only a tiny one.

 

Thanks,
Uwe Laubender
( Adobe Community Professional )

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Hi all, this is an old thread I know, but for anyone arriving here from a search, here is another discussion of this topic. I had a go at making a script to do this.

- Mark

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