3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 13, 2016 3:01 AM by Laubender

    Preventing Transfer of Swatches and Styles Between InDesign Documents

    jessv60520725

      Is there a way to prevent objects or text from bringing in associated swatches/styles when being copied from one InDesign document to another?

       

      I work in a lot of different InDesign documents where I have to copy old text from one document to another, and often times the original paragraph styles are transferred into my new, clean document, muddying it up with tons of irrelevant styles that I have to go through and delete manually. I know how to paste without formatting between documents but for some reason their associated swatches/styles are still transferred to the new document when the names differ. It's a very time consuming task to go through a delete all of the copied styles/swatches and reassign to the document's established ones, and I would love to find a work-around that strips clipboard items of their previous styles.