Highlighted

Can you remove process colors from an Indesign document?

New Here ,
Aug 06, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I need to remove the process completely, since it keeps appearing in the preview.
And I need the document to only wear pantones

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Steve Werner | Adobe Community Professional

You cannot remove the listing of CMYK colors from the Separations Preview.

TOPICS
How to, Print

Views

85

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more

Can you remove process colors from an Indesign document?

New Here ,
Aug 06, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I need to remove the process completely, since it keeps appearing in the preview.
And I need the document to only wear pantones

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Steve Werner | Adobe Community Professional

You cannot remove the listing of CMYK colors from the Separations Preview.

TOPICS
How to, Print

Views

86

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Aug 06, 2020 0
Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 07, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

you can convert the process color to pantone in indesign but if in your indesign document you have objects placed from others applications (illustrator, photoshop...), you have to convert colors in those applications

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Aug 07, 2020 0
New Here ,
Aug 07, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Thanks for the reply.
But my problem is that when I generate a new Indesign document, the process color always appears in the color preview and if I place a smart object it takes those colors first.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Aug 07, 2020 0
Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 07, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

>>  the process color always appears in the color preview 

This is not a bug, this is the feature. Just say to your print-service to not do CTP-plates for process colors. 

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Aug 07, 2020 0
Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 07, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

do you mean the colors in swatches panel?
when you create new document in Indesign the colors you see in the swatches panel are not present in the file and you can simply delete them (except Black, Paper and Registration).
However when you import an object from another program the same object in Indesign keeps the colors used in the program that created it.

If I didn't understand good your issue can you post here a screenshot?

Schermata 2020-08-07 alle 13.56.52.png

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Aug 07, 2020 0
New Here ,
Aug 07, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

 

Captura de pantalla 2020-08-07 a las 14.25.12.png

It is not the sample panel it is in the preview panel.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Aug 07, 2020 0
Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 07, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

You cannot remove the listing of CMYK colors from the Separations Preview.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Aug 07, 2020 0
Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 07, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

ok.

this is separations preview

by default the process color are always on the preview separations panel.

as in my screenshot where is used only one pantone color

 

Schermata 2020-08-07 alle 14.38.08.png

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Aug 07, 2020 0
rob day LATEST
Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 07, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

The best you can do is set up a Preflight Rule that warns if there is any process color used. Something like this which shows a 0|0|0|0 CMYK fill:

 

Screen Shot 18.png

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Aug 07, 2020 0