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Hi there! Quick question. I started making global Pantone colors for my doc. I marked only two of four colors as spot colors. When I select "edit global color" to switch them to spot colors, the option isn't in the little dialogue box that pops up. Is there somewhere else in the program that I can edit that option?

Thanks in advance for any help with this!

Stephen:)

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Hi @segts ,

You can only create new spot colours, but not convert from A global to a spot. :( 

 

1.On the Swatches panel, select a Document palette from the palette pop-up menu. If no Document palette exists you can create one from the panel's Panel Preferences menu.

2.From Panel Preferences, select Add Global Colour.

3.Adjust the settings in the dialog.

4.Select the Spot option.

5.Click Add.

Thanks,

Gabe. 

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Thanks for the speedy response, Gabe. So I created two global Pantone colors. It's kinda weird that you can't go in and edit the color making it spot of you need to change it. That seems like a pretty basic function. Also, by default, the Pantone swatches are arranged by type of color instead of Pantone #. It takes forever to hunt and pick for the color. Personally, I prefer the color name listed. Even a search function for Pantone would help.

Another issue is that if delete a global color, a warning dialogue box appears telling you that some of the colors in you file may be effected. It would be nice to have a message with a replace color option appear. Something like what Adobe InDesign has. Since you don't have a "select same color" option in your software, this would be helpful until you get that.

I love what you guys do! Keep up the great work!

Stephen:)

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1 hour ago, segts said:

Even a search function for Pantone would help.

There is a search field at the bottom of the Swatches panel.


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1 hour ago, R C-R said:

There is a search field at the bottom of the Swatches panel.

Hi there. Unless I'm overlooking it, I don't see it? I'm assuming user error on this one:)

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48 minutes ago, segts said:

Hi there. Unless I'm overlooking it, I don't see it? I'm assuming user error on this one:)

I think R-CR means this.

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If you do a search and click on the swatch that appears

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It adds it here

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On 6/18/2018 at 12:19 PM, segts said:

It's kinda weird that you can't go in and edit the color making it spot of you need to change it.

Agreed. This still seems to be the case. And... there's also still no way to search Swatches when making Global colours.  :( 

Would be much easier if we could just right click on the colour and choose "Spot" like we do with "Overprint".

Worse.. when any edits are made to existing Spot Global colours, the colour loses the Spot attribute. 

EDIT:  FWIW, editing a Spot Global colour in Publisher KEEPS the color as spot.  (Go figure.)  Please fix this in Designer.

 

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On 6/21/2019 at 6:20 PM, badcat said:

Agreed. This still seems to be the case. And... there's also still no way to search Swatches when making Global colours.  :( 

Would be much easier if we could just right click on the colour and choose "Spot" like we do with "Overprint".

Worse.. when any edits are made to existing Spot Global colours, the colour loses the Spot attribute. 

EDIT:  FWIW, editing a Spot Global colour in Publisher KEEPS the color as spot.  (Go figure.)  Please fix this in Designer.

 

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@badcat Thanks for confirming that this is essential for designers. The program is so great and has so many fantastic tools, but the color management really needs some love. Let's hope this happens. I know that it's less sexy for developers, but it is imperative for professional artists! :)

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