Apply Template to file
I would like the ability to "apply template" to a graphic file so that styles with the same name from one template would update to a graphic with styles that have been updated to different parameters.
I work on proposals and the font/character/graphic styles vary from project to project based on RFP requirements for submission (each State has different requirements you must adhere to). We have many "boilerplate" graphics that are reused, but the fonts and, sometimes, the colors must be changed to meet requirements.
I have a master template for graphics and update the styles based on the requirements for each proposal project. The style names stay the same but the attributes change.
It would be AWESOME if I could open a graphic file from a project we did 6 months ago, click "Apply Template Styles" and have the character/font/graphic styles automatically update to the master template for the new project.
I've tried using "Load Character Styles" and "Load All Styles", but this is only adding styles not already included in the list; it is not updating like-named styles.
I someone has a better way of wording this, I'd appreciate and welcome some clarification!
At least Illustrator should learn to offer a choice, when we paste object with the same named style from one document into another, where a style with the same name already exist... Now Ai just adds a number to it, while it could have been asking us about replacing one or keeping both! Per style, or all at once, just like with files.