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Object Styles and CC Libraries

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Jan 22, 2020 Jan 22, 2020

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If you edit/update a value related to character, paragraph, or color in a CC library, that edit is passed to all InDesign files using that CC library. Updating an image from a CC library, passes that update to all instances of that image in use in an InDesign file. 

objectStyles.pngBUT, how does one achieve that same level of sharing with Object Styles?

Using resources from adobe.com, community.adobe.com, stackoverflow.com, and even quora.com, all I can find says to load object styles, open a document that contains the Object Styles you want to use. While this certainly does load the Object Styles from an existing document, it doesn't share them like a library. 

I've a ton of documenation to update and not being able to share Object Styles by way of CC Libraries is a problem. 

Alan

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Jan 22, 2020 Jan 22, 2020

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I see what you mean… when you drag a libary object with an Object Style attached, it reverts to the Object Style definition in the InDesign document.

As a workaround, perhaps you could combine your documents as a Book and synchronise the Object Styles through the Book panel.

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Jun 07, 2024 Jun 07, 2024

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I found a work around solution:

  1. Create a new InDesign Template (or regular file)
  2. Define your Object Styles 
  3. Open your InDesign work file(s)
  4. From the Object Styles panel hamburger menu, select "Load Object Styles..."
  5. Select the template file you created in step 1
  6. Selecting the individual styles you want to import 

This has been working pretty well for me.

Anthony

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