I'm new to InDesign and am working on a catalogue for my company. I'd like each catalogue chapter to have a different colour scheme - e.g. chapter 1 uses blues, chapter 2 uses reds, etc.
I've designed master pages, so is there a way to use those masters for my pages while changing the colour swatches used? That is to say, I'd like to be able to change a page's colour scheme while having it still use the masters.
The best approach I've found so far is to override the master elements whose colour I want to change and then change it manually. This works, but it is tedious. Also, when I change text in my masters, it does not change on pages where that text frame was overridden.
Is there a better way to do this? Thanks!
You can simply change the color on your associated master pages.
And so on...
Remember you can apply master pages to other master pages. So you can set up a master page for common, non color-altered elements and apply that to all the other master pages.
In the image above Master page A contains common elements, then is applied to all other (chapter) master page sets.
To answer your specific question about swatches... no, you can't have "swatch sets" or any other "theme-like" settings which can be applied to pages as a whole.