I'm using InDesign 5.5 on a Mac (Mac OS X 10.8).
I have created a book document contaiing about 30 chapter files. All the chapter files are synchronized.
Now I want to reformat the entire book. It is currently 8.5 x 11; I want to reformat it to 5.5 x 8.5. It is also double-spaced; now I want it to be single-spaced. Is there a way to make these changes (paragraph styles and repagination) automatically in one fell swoop, or am I going to have to go in and tweak, or re-place, each of the component files individually?
To resize the book, switch on "layout adjustment" and change the page
size in the document setup panel. You'll probably have to do this
separately for each document, but I usually avoid the book panel, so
maybe there's a shortcut there I'm unaware of.
To easily change the leading of all the paragraph styles from an old
value to a new value (as well as changing any related measurements, e.g.
a subheading which has ×2 the leading, and some other helpful features)
you can check out a script I sell on my website called "Change point
size and leading". Look under the "Scripts" tab on
The alternative is to go through all your paragraph styles and do it
manually, which is a schlep.