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18.1 Upgrade - Pantone Spot Swatches Disappeared

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Dec 28, 2022 Dec 28, 2022

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I just upgraded to 18.1 and now the swatch options for Pantone Spot Colors disappeared. How can I get those Color Modes back? The only Pantone Options shown are Pantone+ CMYK Coated, Pantone+ CMYK Uncoated and Pantone+ Metallic Coated. As a graphic designer I need the Spot colors not the CMYK options.

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Community Expert , Dec 28, 2022 Dec 28, 2022

Limited Pantone libraries are installed with the new versions. This is an issue between Pantone and Adobe. 

Best thing to do is install an older version of InDesign and copy the swatch libraries over to the new version. On Windows, they are in the app folder>Presets>swatch libraries. I believe it's the same for Mac but I don't have my Mac in front of me at the moment.

 

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Dec 28, 2022 Dec 28, 2022

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Limited Pantone libraries are installed with the new versions. This is an issue between Pantone and Adobe. 

Best thing to do is install an older version of InDesign and copy the swatch libraries over to the new version. On Windows, they are in the app folder>Presets>swatch libraries. I believe it's the same for Mac but I don't have my Mac in front of me at the moment.

 

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It's not as streamlined, but you can create equivalent spot swatches on the fly, using any Pantone equivalency resource.

 


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You can reinstall the previous color books from earlier versions of Creative Cloud or finding them online and installing the .acb files. Read the section on workarounds.

https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/kb/pantone-plus.html

 

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https://github.com/Autocrit/Pantone-color-libraries

 

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