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Find color tint range not working in InDesign 2023

Community Beginner ,
Dec 01, 2022 Dec 01, 2022

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I never used this feature before but needed it now to change a batch of files. Looks like it's broken. Basically the field for tint range is ignored when searching.

 

I've deleted InDesign preferences and cache. I'm using InDesign 2023 on a Macbook Pro M1 with latest MacOS. I also tried InDesign 2023 on an iMac 2015 with previous MacOS.

 

When it didn't work with my documents I made a new test document and could see the same problem. I add 4 frames with black color fill and then change 3 of them to different tint values. When I search for a tint range and replace all 4 frames are changed.

 

Here's an older thread

 

 

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Community Expert ,
Dec 01, 2022 Dec 01, 2022

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I think you should provide more information about your issue. Are you working with the Find this Color feature on the Swatches panel menu? Please provide an example of what you're expecting the feature to do for you.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 01, 2022 Dec 01, 2022

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Find color in the Swatches panel or Command F for Find and click the color tab. It's the same thing. I don't know of any other way to find a tint range. It's shown here:

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/find-change.html

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Dec 01, 2022 Dec 01, 2022

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OK, so give us an example of what's NOT working for you. You're not explaining your problem so we can help you.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 01, 2022 Dec 01, 2022

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I don’t follow... the problem is described in the third parapgraph?

 

Find a tint range finds all frames regardless of tint.

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Dec 01, 2022 Dec 01, 2022

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That seems right to me.

 

I set up the four tints of black. I want to change the colors in the tint range (0 - 100) to Red:

 

Screen Shot 2022-12-01 at 5.23.02 AM.png

 

Here's the result. It's what I expect. What are you expecting?

 

Screen Shot 2022-12-01 at 5.23.27 AM.png

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Dec 01, 2022 Dec 01, 2022

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Tint range (0-100) is the same as finding all frames.

Try tint range 10-50% to target a selection.

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Dec 01, 2022 Dec 01, 2022

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I created black and 4 tints - 80, 60, 40, 20. Replace with Red. I'm searching for Tint Range 0 - 50 (I'm expecting two matches.)

 

Screen Shot 2022-12-01 at 5.39.28 AM.png

 

It works:

 

Screen Shot 2022-12-01 at 5.39.45 AM.png

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 01, 2022 Dec 01, 2022

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Same test here and all 5 change. And I've reset prefs and cache as I mentioned. I’m using the Swedish version btw.

Klipp 1.jpg

 

Klipp 2.jpg

 

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Community Expert ,
Dec 01, 2022 Dec 01, 2022

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Interesting problem! I'm using US English. Gotta think on that!

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 01, 2022 Dec 01, 2022

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Thanks.

As I mentioned I also saw this with my old iMac but didn't reset prefs there. 

I also found this person asking the same question 7 months ago on Reddit but no answers.

 

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Dec 01, 2022 Dec 01, 2022

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Oops... I looked at the history for that user on Reddit and he is also Swedish...

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Dec 01, 2022 Dec 01, 2022

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Interesting that language could apparently play a part in something related to color!

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Dec 01, 2022 Dec 01, 2022

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Not sure what your role is here. Can you test this in other languages? Where do I report a bug?

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Dec 01, 2022 Dec 01, 2022

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I'm a teacher who is an Adobe Community Expert, I'm not an engineer or Adobe employee,

 

I can contact an Adobe employee I have worked with. I'm going to send her a link to this discussion. She can probably get an engineer to do some testing. Let's see what happens.

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Dec 01, 2022 Dec 01, 2022

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Great, thanks!

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Dec 01, 2022 Dec 01, 2022

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I sent a private message to her. She or an engineer may contact you.

 

Steve

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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 02, 2022 Dec 02, 2022

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Hi @Atapp,

 

Thank you for reaching out and reporting the issue. We are able to reproduce the issue with the Swedish Language. We've logged a bug for this issue so that our team can investigate the cause of it.

We'll share the updates with you as soon as I hear back from them.

 

Thank you, @Steve Werner, for sharing this issue with me, and thank you for your help on this post. We really appreciate your presence in the community.

 

Thanks,

Harshika

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Dec 02, 2022 Dec 02, 2022

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Thanks, Harsika and Steve.

@HARSHIKA_VERMA There are some really old errors in the Swedish translation. I've reported them like 10 years ago but nothing changes. Are there any change I could show them to you?

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Jan 17, 2023 Jan 17, 2023

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Hi @HARSHIKA_VERMA ,

I see the same bug with my German version of InDesign.

Just tested with InDesign version 18.1 on Windows 10.

 

BUG FindChangeColor-Range-0to50.PNG

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender
( Adobe Community Expert )

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Jan 17, 2023 Jan 17, 2023

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Hi @Laubender,

 

Thanks for testing the issue and reporting that it's happening in the German locale as well. I will update the bug with the same information.

 

Thank you for your contribution to our InDesign Community. We really appreciate your presence. 😊

 

Thanks,

Harshika

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Jan 17, 2023 Jan 17, 2023

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While we are at it, @HARSHIKA_VERMA , there is also a bug with the input field for the Tint Range.

I'll get a warning message that the range must be between 0.0 % and 100.0 % :

TintRange-Message-FindChangeColor.PNG

What is wrong what I'm doing here?

My guess is that a blank is missing between the number and the percentage character.

But no, I'll get the same message when I add a blank to the input like that:

TintRange-Message-2-FindChangeColor.PNG

 

Well, now I get it. I must NOT change just portions of the input field entry, but I must clear it all and type something new. Like "0-100" (without quotes). Bad user experience…

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender
( Adobe Community Expert )

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Jan 17, 2023 Jan 17, 2023

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I struggled with that too. It's clearly not behaving as other inputs.

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