Join Chad Chelius for an in-depth discussion in this video Sharing styles between documents, part of Learning InDesign CS5: Styles.
After spending time creating and tweaking all of your styles, you may decide that …you'd like to use those styles in other documents as well. …Fortunately, InDesign makes this process very easy. …I have the master styles document open right now, but I really don't have to …have it open in order to use it. So I'm going to close this document. …And I'm simply going to create a new document by clicking on the Document …button in my welcome screen. Or you could choose File > New > Document. …I'm just going to accept the faults. And I'm going to click OK.…
To import styles into this document from other documents, what I can do is start …by going to my Paragraph Styles panel. And in the Panel menu, I can choose Load …All Text Styles. If you find the document that contains …all the styles that you want to use. In our case, I'm going to use the Master …Styles in Design document. When I choose Open. …You can see that it desplays the load styles dialog box.…
And you can see all of my tect styles are listed in here. …
- What are styles and why should I use them?
- Setting up and applying styles
- Dealing with style overrides
- Text styles
- Object styles
- Table styles
- Using style groups
- Sharing styles between documents