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When adding a Spot Global color using latest AD beta, for example via Pantone Goe Coated swatch palette, then selecting Add Global Color… from the hamburger menu in the upper right, brings up the Global Color Picker/Palette, where instead of inheriting the name of the spot color from the Pantone library, it's renamed to Global Color 1, which is not so useful for production environment. How about leaving the original color's name and adding Global Color 1 after a dash – "Pantone XYZ – Global Color 1" or something like that


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12 minutes ago, ronnyb said:

When adding a Spot Global color using latest AD beta, for example via Pantone Goe Coated swatch palette, then selecting Add Global Color… from the hamburger menu in the upper right, brings up the Global Color Picker/Palette, where instead of inheriting the name of the spot color from the Pantone library, it's renamed to Global Color 1, which is not so useful for production environment. How about leaving the original color's name and adding Global Color 1 after a dash – "Pantone XYZ – Global Color 1" or something like that

It's the (stupid) way global swatches have always worked, at least using the Windows version.

I hate renaming them, but if you select to Rename the swatch, if I recall (I'm not using any Affinity software at the moment) the swatch has the correct name entered when you choose the Rename Spot... command. So I copy from that, then opt to Rename Global Color and paste the spot color name.


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On 12/29/2018 at 7:54 PM, MikeW said:

It's the (stupid) way global swatches have always worked, at least using the Windows version.

I hate renaming them, but if you select to Rename the swatch, if I recall (I'm not using any Affinity software at the moment) the swatch has the correct name entered when you choose the Rename Spot... command. So I copy from that, then opt to Rename Global Color and paste the spot color name.

I can't rename Pantone colors to copy the name...


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It's in the document palette that you need  to rename them. (Don't rename the palette before you've finished to add the Pantone colours in APub, or it'll add a new "Document" document's colour palette with the added Pantone :S )

The steps in the Document palette, after adding colours:

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Thanks @Wosven... But I'm in AD... after adding the Pantone color to a new Document Palette and then selecting Rename… I still get the same Global Color 1 in the Rename dialogue box

Update: never mind, I realized you have to select Rename Spot Color… even though it's a Global color and I selected Rename Global Color…

I really hope Affinity devs work out a better way to handle color palettes... it's pretty confusing and non-intuitive right now....

10 minutes ago, Wosven said:

It's in the document palette that you need  to rename them. (Don't rename the palette before you've finished to add the Pantone colours in APub, or it'll add a new "Document" document's colour palette with the added Pantone :S )

The steps in the Document palette, after adding colours:

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Yep. Swatches have obtuse programming. They need a serious overhaul. 


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It's really an opportunity to leapfrog Adoblow™

Just now, MikeW said:

Yep. Swatches have obtuse programming. They need a serious overhaul. 


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