I have multiple files that are different pages in a booklet. I have some global colors that I want to be consistent across all files. For example, there is the color of a woman's shirt, which I have named "shirt". I saved this global color to a user-defined library, which I'll call "my master colors".
Suppose at a later time, I want to slightly change the color of the shirt. In concept, I should be able to change "shirt" in "my master colors" library, add then add this color library to the swatches in my current file, and I would expect that "shirt" in my current file will be updated to match the value "my master colors".
But Nooooo! It works in the opposite direction. When I add "my master colors" library to the swatch panel of a current file, AI detects a conflict between the two definitions of "shirt", and it asks me if I want to merge colors. If I say 'yes, then it merges the shirt from my master colors to match the color in the current file.
I would argue - and I could spell out the argument if someone likes - that this direction of merging will never be useful in any circumstance. The only direction that is useful is where "shirt" in the current file is updated to match "shirt" in "my master colors".
Anyway, my comment is that this is essentially a bug in AI. My question is, does anyone have a workaround that they can suggest? I saw someone online suggesting writing a script, but I really don't want to study AI programming.
I look forward to your suggestions. Sincerely, Chris