How to Import Object Styles in Adobe InDesign

Just like Paragraph and Character Styles, Object Styles can greatly improve workflow by capturing commonly used attributes for frames. They can be used for text, image, and shape frames alike, and can also be loaded between various InDesign files.

  1. To import Object Styles from another document, go to the Window menu, then to Styles, and select Object Styles.
    Object Styles in Window Menu

  2. Go to the Object Styles Panel menu and choose Load Object Styles....
    Object Styles Panel Menu

  3. In the file directory that opens, navigate to the file with styles you want to load and click OK. The next dialog box has options for loading all the styles or selectively choosing ones that are needed.
    Choose Object Styles to Load
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