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no no no, thats overkill! and not-done in Indesign. I'm talking about all other colors except standard black. What if you have a color swatch 50% black, sometimes you want to knock it out and sometimes you want it to overprint. Making 2 swatches is way to much work, just select the object you want to overprint and set it to overprint in the attributes panel. That's the way it should go and not set per color swatch…

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I agree with jocstone.
Its more easy do select an object and define an overprint than create a lots os colors specifically to overprint... you can make a mistake and select an object with that color.I need a single color in my color palette to behave in different ways. 

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Overprint by colour does have some value and I like that, but when I do packaging design I sometimes need to add overprint to one element. It would be easier to have an option to just overprint that one element.  And seeing as overprinting is an option there has to be a way to preview the overprint.

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I can recommend you set a Multiply blend mode for fill layer. For CMYK mode it's same as overprint. You can see the color mixing if it is not black.

But I agree Overprint preview and local overprint for objects is essential !

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I do not know what I am doing wrong, I already had the overtprint in black, I export it to pdf and it does not apply, I do not want to regret buying this program but these details begin to harm me, there is no separation preview, yes or no ?

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On 6/6/2020 at 8:24 PM, Hector45 said:

I do not know what I am doing wrong, I already had the overtprint in black, I export it to pdf and it does not apply, I do not want to regret buying this program but these details begin to harm me, there is no separation preview, yes or no ?

Which pdf preset do you use? In pdf export dialogue choose one of the PDF/X presets, say PDF/X-4

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