Hi! It doesn't work for me to copy a rectangle filled with RGB gradient from Illustrator CC 2018 into InDesign CC 2018. Copying gradient object and swatch does work if color space of Illustrator is CMYK, but I initially created the file in RGB, in CMYK colors are pale.... Is copying gradient from Ai into Indd is even supposed to work with RGB?
Illustrator > File > Document color mode > RGB
InDesign > Edit >Assign profiles > Assign current working space sRGB
Transparency blend space > rgb
If in Indd prefer pdf when pasting and copy pdf to clipboard are unchecked, with any clipboard settings in Illustrator, the linear gradient rectangle is pasted with pale cmyk like colors as a picture/bitmap with fragmented color parts.
While if I copy same way square filled with just a color, it is pasted in a correct shade and adds a color swatch to the pallette.
If in Indd prefer pdf when pasting and copy pdf to clipboard are checked, with any clipboard settings in Illustrator, the linear gradient rectangle is pasted as a pdf I assume with correct rgb colors. But no gradient swatch is created, and while selecting many objects it will import them as one image, without possibility to edit or rearrange them. Same if I export pdf from Illustrator and Import it to InDesign, each artboard going to import as one image and not separate objects.
Hope there is a solution to this. Thank you in advance for your help.
Katherine.i wrote… Hope there is a solution to this.…
you described very well what's possible and what is not.
If you want Illustrator objects with RGB gradients on your InDesign page you have to place an AI file saved with PDF options.
Or you have to save the AI file as PDF/X-4 file and place that to the page.
So you say that it is in fact impossible to copy paste RGB gradient itself, with swatch from Illustrator to Indd?
Unfortunately this is not the case. Just gradients with CMYK colors.
I'm no expert, but I was having the same problem and this worked for me.
> Display Performance
In the Options area make sure the 'Preserve Object-Level Display Settings' box is ticked
> Clipboard Settings
In the Clipboard Handling area - Clipboard area make sure the 'Prefer PDF when Pasting' box is ticked
My gradients started to appear as they should be
I also had problems scaling my gradients once in In-design - if this happens…
If the gradient appears in illutrator as a 'clipped layer' make sure to select the layer and using the layer window open the 'options for' area and make sure the 'LOCK' box is ticked.
I'm not saying this is a fix but these options worked for me.