Replicating content across various pages is no easy task; copy-pasting is error prone and time consuming. Use linked stories to manage multiple versions of a story or text content in the same document. Linked stories make it easier to support emerging workflows, where for example, you need to design for vertical and horizontal layouts. Linked stories also work well for traditional print and publishing workflows, where you might need to synchronize boilerplate text on different pages.
Linked stories behave similar to traditional links. You can designate a story as the parent, and then place the same story at other places in the document as child stories. Whenever you update the parent story, the child stories are flagged in the Links panel and you can update them to synchronize with the parent story. You can create linked stories using regular stories or text on path stories. Anchored objects inside stories are also supported.
Linked stories remain in sync when you update any applied styles InDesign styles.
Linked stories are flagged as out of sync in the Links panel, even though there are no visible changes. Global changes in the document that causes InDesign to recompose the stories, flags the links. These global changes may be due to updates to options or definitions of the following:
Additionally, if you replace all fonts, or replace all instances of an object, InDesign recomposes all the stories, and flags the links.