I have a book file with around 75 documents amounting to 1927 pages. All of these documents contain the same paragraph style 'Body'.
My first question is:
How can I "test" a change in 'Body' to all the documents in the book file? For example, I want to change font size from 8 to 9. How do I tell InDesign to try this change on all the documents and then calculate the total amount of pages I would get without actually applying the change?
My second question:
After I'm satisfied with the test, how can I then apply the changes to all the documents in the book file?
My end goal is to change all the Body text to font size 9 but also to reduce the total amount of pages to 1850 or fewer. Therefore, I have to find a way to compensate. What I wanted to do was: increasing the size of the text box on each page (reducing the margins).
This bring me to my third question:
Can I change the size of the text box on the master page in such a way that it will increase accordingly on every normal page without erasing the text in it? If so, can I then test this change on all the documents (question 1 but for text box size) to see how many pages I'd end up with and then apply the changes (question 2)?
Thanks in advance for your answer and I apologise if anything is unclear. Please ask me to clarify anything if needed to formulate an answer.
Edit: I've found a way to GREP all of the changes except editing textbox size. I can open all of the documents in the book file at once and then CTRL+F a change (for example changing paragraph style to a bigger font size) and search through all the opened documents. I'll still have to find a way to edit text boxes in this manner.