InDesign Find/Change

This is a quick tip – InDesign’s Find/Change panel offers the ability to do a whole lot more than spell-checking. As an example, entire objects, strokes and fills, effects and styling can be changed throughout a file quickly and easily. Let’s say you have 235 instances of an object (page furniture perhaps) that is not on a Master page and you want to replace it’s stroke swatch. This is a breeze; simply fire up the Find/Change panel and go through the object elements you want to swap.

Find/Change Panel

Find/Change Panel

Clicking the icon by the cursor in the image above will open a new panel, where you can really go to town.

The text options are self-explanatory (!) but the GREP is a powerhouse worthy of it’s own thread. Hmm, now there’s a thought…

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