An idea: Why not insert the 2 files in a book and synchronize them on the 1rst (2-colors)?
Interesting, I'll have to look this up. But it sounds like it may be what I need, thanks for the suggestion!
Doesn't seem to do anything. I put the two files in a book. Made sure that the style source was my 2 color doc. Applied the sync, and nothing in my 1 color document changed. Did I forget to do something?
I've tested and no (illogical) problem for me:
Of course, ID only synchronizes same elements [same name/kind]!
E.g., in my Red_File, even if they are "Red", my "red" object style and my "red" para style have the same name than in the "Blue" file!
As you can see, the synchronization is based on specific elements:
What I mean is that if you apply, without a style, a color x to a block in a file and y in the other file, ID can't synchronize them! EXCEPT if they have the same name!!!
Why? because ID synchronizes the "Nuancier" [in French]!
Interesting. That doesn't even work for me. Made a couple documents set up in a similar way and nothing happens. not a single change is made.
Also the colors that are applied appear with the same names in the swatch list.
Something that appears different between our two setups is the little icon next to the page number. Mine is not a dot. It is an icon of an open book. Why don't yours have that? You documents are open...
I'm on CC 2014. But not sure it 's the problem! Can you send me your 2 files?
I wish I could but I don't have necessary permission. I may just have to use the Find/Change tool and do as much as I can with that. Thanks for trying to help though. I'll do a bit more searching and see what adobe did differently with the book feature between our versions.