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Replace all black text with CMYK black quickly?


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a. Change the text colour in your saved text styles via the "Text Styles" panel. If you had defined them to base on 1 style you need to change 1 instance only. ūüėČ

b. Use the "Find & Replace" panel > "Format" to change 1 text colour at a time. If your layout contains several colours as "black" you need to change them individually.

macOS 10.14.6, MacBookPro Retina 15" + Eizo 27"

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I am assuming you will be using CMYK for the Document's Colour Format. 

The way I do it is to use Text Styles and apply them to all the text. For the text styles I use a Document Swatches and have a Global Colour that is CMYK 0 0 0 100, I name it Text Black and choose that for the Groups' Styles (upon which I base my all my Text Styles).

1166170924_ScreenShot2022-08-11at10_43_35AM.png.a11861b321a77112de89139bf28195eb.png Click on the seriously weird little icon/button. Set the Swatches panel to show as a List in Appearance which is accessed by going to the 'hamburger' menu in the top right corner of the swatches panel.

1711551087_ScreenShot2022-08-11at10_45_11AM.png.2e4f19d35e3d5030324bc8134f15aea2.png Now you have your Text Black, rename it by using a right click on the name.

Make your Group Style and give it the proper colour. Do this by clicking the colour well and choose Swatches.

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Base your text styles on the group (you can have as many Groups as you want, I will use one for basic text and one for headings).

627020532_ScreenShot2022-08-11at10_55_05AM.thumb.png.4ad0cca4e8b4f1fff50576a5d66ac1c9.png Do not alter the Text Fill from what is shown, counterintuitively this will inherit the text colour from the A Group group that this is based on.

Mac Pro (Late 2013) Mac OS 11.7.3 
Affinity Designer 2.0.4 | Affinity Photo 2.0.4 | Affinity Publisher 2.0.4 | Beta versions as they appear.

I have never mastered color management, period, so I cannot help with that.

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