Any way to NOT add a used Swatch to the Swatches list?

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Feb 01, 2021 Feb 01, 2021

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My standard way to work is to have my pattern Swatch libraries open in various Panels, and I just click on the one I need when I need it. But Illustrator then adds that Swatch to the document's Swatch panel, which can make the document larger than it needs to be and slow down saving the file.

 

Is there any way to turn this off? I don't need any Swatches being auto-added to Panel.

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 01, 2021 Feb 01, 2021
You cannot turn it off, but you can remove unused items using an action. That will not remove the pattern swatch if you used it, but that will be saved in your file anyway.

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Feb 01, 2021 Feb 01, 2021

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You'll need to set up a New Doument Profile without the standard libraries and use that when you start a new document. Just start a new document, select Delete Unused Swatches from the Swatch panel flyout and save the file in your User folder.

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You cannot turn it off, but you can remove unused items using an action.

That will not remove the pattern swatch if you used it, but that will be saved in your file anyway.

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