Hmm… does my question makes sense? Does anyone else find the need to update a stroke profile? If so, I'd like to hear your method.
There is no way.
if you mean graphic style already created
create a new one and drag and drop it over the old one (with cmd(ctrl) or alt = i don't know which one) clicked.
what's a stroke profile
CS 5 you can use the wi8dth tool to create a new variable width stroke and save it as a profile
vasil is absolutely correct if you create a graphic style of the original profile and then create a new proflie and make it a graphic style an Option Command or Contol Alt drag it on top of the graphic style of the previous Graphic Style of the Profile you wish to replace it will update all the strokes but if the profiles are applied before you make a graphic style of the profile then only the strokes that were aqpplied as a graphic style will be updated including the one you made the graphic style from, but anyprofile applied before they became the proilfe was introduced as a graphic style will remain.
So apply the profile as a graphic style if you will need to update them.
Otherwise there is no way to simply replace the profile i nhe list of profiles to0 update them
True, I can and do, save stroke profiles as part of a graphic style. This is not a viable solution though, when the stroke profile is assigned to multiple stroke items within one or more graphic styles. It would make much more sense to overwrite a stroke profile.
It would be and i suggest that the mechanism or capability is there but not implimented and should bve suggested as a feature request.
Maybe it's in CS6. Is there a public beta available yet? I'm really looking forward to the improved pattern builder.