I have 5-6 .ai files that i work with for a project. When i add new colors in one of the .ai files the other are not updated with that color. I want those files to share the same Swatch Library when it is updated in one .ai file. Is it possible to have all .ai files using the same swatch library without making manual updating? Might that be the use of Swatch Exchange files?
Are you asking me if they can do the job? 🙂
I'm saying they can do this. The question is, is it suitable for your workflow?
I have 5 .ai files and i want every swatch library update that i make in one file, to be implemented in the other 4 files automatically.
For example, suppose i have 10 colours in A.ai colour library, then i add one more colour (make them 11), is it possible when i open B.ai to find that 1 new colour in the colour library?
I dont like to use the cloud to be honest, is what im asking possible without it?
Save swatches from Swatches Panel Menu.
You can import all swatches or individual swatches from another document.
If imported swatches for spot colors or global process colors have the same name but different color values as swatches already in the document, a swatch conflict occurs. For spot color conflicts, the color values of the existing swatches are preserved and imported swatches are automatically merged with the existing swatches. For process color conflicts, the Swatch Conflict dialog box appears, and color values for existing swatches are automatically retained. You can choose “Add Swatches” to add the swatches by appending a number to the conflicting swatch names or choose “Merge Swatches” to merge the swatches using the color values of the existing swatches.
What is the difference between an ASE and an AI type of Library?
Thank you Monica, iam aware of how to save Swatch libraries and then Load them to diff applications, what im asking is if there is a way so that different documents of Illu can be synced with a specific library, so changing the library in one document will update the rest documents that share the same swatch library without me doing it manually 😉
Thanks so much ares, your reply makes me clear. Previously i'm stuck with saving gradient in swatches as .ase. No gradient there. but saving swatches as .ai (not .ase) solved my problem.