Why do library items get added to my swatches?

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Jan 20, 2022 Jan 20, 2022

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Hello.

 

I'm a bit new to using library items.  I have a handful of color swatches in my library.  If I create an item and add that library swatch as the fill color everythnig works great... But I've noticed that illustrator then addes it to my swatch pallete.  If I click on another item and try to add the library swatchs to it illustrator gives me a warning... "A different color with the same name already exists in your document......"

 

Is this supposed to happen?  Am I missing something.  Because now if I want to add a color swatch instead of going to my library I have to hunt for the color in my color swatch pallette.

 

Thanks!

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Jan 20, 2022 Jan 20, 2022

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https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/using-creating-swatches.html 

Specifically - Move swatches from a swatch library to the Swatches panel

Do any of the following:

  • Drag one or more swatches from the swatch library panel to the Swatches panel.

  • Select the swatches you want to add, and select Add To Swatches from the library’s panel menu.

  • Apply a swatch to an object in the document. If the swatch is a global or spot-color swatch, the swatch is automatically added to the Swatches panel.

Kevin Stohlmeyer
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