How to synchronize a book with renamed styles
I have an InDesign book and it contains about 25 .indd files.
One of those files is our style master with about 30 or so Para styles and some
15 Character styles. We wanted to rename (actually just want to remove the spaces eg Para Style 1 T ParaStyle1) those styles so that it flows through the rest of the book.
Unfortunately it appears that by renaming the Master file, it will simply append
the “new” styles to the rest of the files instead of replacing the old ones. We
would then need to open each file in turn and individually delete and replace
Is there a quicker way?
That is a great question Peter. Unfortunately, InDesign treats a renamed style as a new style when you are syncing books.
Using find/change would be much faster for you. If you open all 25 documents and run a find change (edit > find/change), you can change the styles from Para Style 1 to ParaStyle1. Make sure that you choose “All Documents” and it will affect all open documents. While it is not as slick as the sync method, this should get the work done.