No matter which color profile I set in Illustrator, #f14505 which is an orange color will be shown as grey-brown in this vector AI file.
Why is this?
By the way this is a transparent shape so there should be no white shown at all.
You have nothing selected.
I applied #f14505 as fill color and it should be orange. But it's brown-gray.
Same happens if I change the color after isolating the object (.ai file).
Still hard to see, it is a group selected.
What is in the Layers, Appearance and Opacity panel?
That's an InDesign file?
Sorry I will change it now.
It's a group.
Ungroup it and make a compound path. Will be easier to handle with fills.
I ungrouped it but still doesn't work.
But #f14505 is s tricky color, I had issues with it in web design also.
This is still just the ID file?
You can't change a linked file in InDesign.
I have no trouble changing the colour to your hex code, or any other colour:
If I click on the swatches first and THEN set #f14505, it works.
But if not, I get the grey color replacement.
So it's solved now, I just don't understand why.
Seems to be because it's initially defined in greyscale:
Change it to RGB first.
Ah that was it! Thanks.
Thanks for confirming I cannot change it in InDesign, then I will have to "edit original".
First priority would be to be able to change the linked AI files fill color in InDesign because that's where I work with them, and changing the color in Illustrator (edit original) is second priority, if the first doesn't work.
But now I posted the linked AI file.
Ah you meant a path group. I thought you mean an InDesign group.
Yes it's a path group but ungrouping it or making it a compound path won't change the situation with #f14505 color coming out as grey brown instead of orange, but in fact #f14505 will not get applied, it will be replaced with that brown-grey color, and I get no color incompatibility warnings or anyhting.
As the file name suggests, this was converted to .ai from .eps.