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How to determine which color swatch was used

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Oct 02, 2023 Oct 02, 2023

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A number of years ago I created a simple bar graph in InDesign. I have decided to use it as the basis for a new but similar graph.

 

In order to apply the swatch color in the new graph I need to be able to determine the which swatch I had selected previously - my list of color swatches is extensive because it has een built up over years.

 

I selected the graphic box in the old file that contains one of the colors I want to use but cannot find any info indicating exactly which swatch I selected - i.e., the color does not highlight in the swatches list, or show the CMYK numbers.

 

For various reasons I do not want to copy paste the graphics boxes from the old file into the new file.

Is there a way to determine the CMYK numbers ?

 

Thanks in advance.

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Oct 02, 2023 Oct 02, 2023

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You should be able to get this information in the info panelCapture d’écran 2023-10-02 à 17.08.45.png

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oh, oh, it looks like I blundered when I made the original file - the Infor Panel says: unnamed gradient.

Is there a way to get past this ?

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Choose Add Unnamed Colors from the Swatches Flyout menu

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I just tried that - it did not add it...i.e., Info Panel still says unnamed gradient.

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When I select the graphic box, the color in the box shows in the "Color" indicator at the top left corner of Swatches Panel and similarly in the Color/Strokes panel, but no CMYK data shows anywhere.

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