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Is Acrobat Able To Turn Off One Or More Spot Colors?

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I'm not well versed in Acrobat DC.

I'm preparing a label print design in Illustrator. Two of the inks have been converted to spot colors. The rest are 4 CP. When I export to PDF, and open it in Acrobat DC, does Acrobat have the ability turn off these spot colors?

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You can turn off the spot color on-screen using the Output Preview tool, but all colors would still print.

You can create a layered PDF from the original application, putting the spot colors on their own layers, turning the layer properties on and off as needed in Acrobat.

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Is Acrobat Able To Turn Off One Or More Spot Colors?

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Windows 10 64 bit, Acrobat DC 2020.012.20048

 

I'm not well versed in Acrobat DC.

I'm preparing a label print design in Illustrator. Two of the inks have been converted to spot colors. The rest are 4 CP. When I export to PDF, and open it in Acrobat DC, does Acrobat have the ability turn off these spot colors?

It's only an island if you look at it from the water.
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Correct answer by Luke Jennings3 | Adobe Community Professional

You can turn off the spot color on-screen using the Output Preview tool, but all colors would still print.

You can create a layered PDF from the original application, putting the spot colors on their own layers, turning the layer properties on and off as needed in Acrobat.

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You can turn off the spot color on-screen using the Output Preview tool, but all colors would still print.

You can create a layered PDF from the original application, putting the spot colors on their own layers, turning the layer properties on and off as needed in Acrobat.

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Thanks, Luke!

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