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I can't remove or merge colours

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Hello everyone, here are some screenshots of my illustrator problem. Does anyone know why I can't remove or merge the top two (spot) colors. Thanks in advance. Beste regardsSchermafbeelding 2020-09-03 om 15.26.52.pngSchermafbeelding 2020-09-03 om 15.26.24.png

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"When a spot color cannot be deleted, that is often because it is included in a placed graphic."

Yes, and when the placed file is linked.

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I can't remove or merge colours

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Hello everyone, here are some screenshots of my illustrator problem. Does anyone know why I can't remove or merge the top two (spot) colors. Thanks in advance. Beste regardsSchermafbeelding 2020-09-03 om 15.26.52.pngSchermafbeelding 2020-09-03 om 15.26.24.png

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Correct answer by Ton Frederiks | Adobe Community Professional

"When a spot color cannot be deleted, that is often because it is included in a placed graphic."

Yes, and when the placed file is linked.

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In order to merge swatches you have to select more than one.

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Yes in know, but if i do this: the spot color remains ;-(

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One swatch is a spot color swatch. The other one? It must be a global swatch or a spot color swatch. Is it?

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I you select 2 spot color swatches an merge them, the one you selected first remains.

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NSchermafbeelding 2020-09-04 om 14.37.55.pngo unfortunately that is precisely the problem. Merge or delete does not work. I have just updated the program but this does not solve the problem.

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Is this a problem for a specific file?

When you copy content that contains these colors  into a new file is it still impossible to merge them?

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When a spot color cannot be deleted, that is often because it is included in a placed graphic.

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Okay I only scanned the document 10 times ;-0 and there are no grahic in the document. But I'll go through it again Thx. I will let you know if this fixed It. The document consists of many parts.

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Good idea! But unfortunately: new document, same colors and the same problem...

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But in a new document I can change the spot color to cmyk and then remove it. but merging does not work

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"When a spot color cannot be deleted, that is often because it is included in a placed graphic."

Yes, and when the placed file is linked.

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After an extensive search I found a 'forgotten' part that used the spot color indeed. Ton: thanks & with regards, have a nice day

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Good to hear that helped. SJRiegel should get some credit too.

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Will do.

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A little late (but sincere): thank you very much. Have a good day.

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