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Find and replace color fill in table cells

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I have several table cells that use a tint of a color. I made a new color swatch that is similar to the tint and I would like to find all of the cells with the tinted color and replace them with 100% of the new color.

 

Is this possible?

 

Thanks,

Phil

 

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Correct answer by Laubender | Adobe Community Professional

Hi Phil,

in the new feature Find/Change Color I see at least one option missing that is available with GREP or Text:

Search: [ Selection ]

Only [ Document ] or [ All Documents ] seems to be available.

So you may need a strategy to minimize your Search targets to tables only.

See no way right now other than scripting.

 

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Uwe Laubender

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Find and replace color fill in table cells

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I have several table cells that use a tint of a color. I made a new color swatch that is similar to the tint and I would like to find all of the cells with the tinted color and replace them with 100% of the new color.

 

Is this possible?

 

Thanks,

Phil

 

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Correct answer by Laubender | Adobe Community Professional

Hi Phil,

in the new feature Find/Change Color I see at least one option missing that is available with GREP or Text:

Search: [ Selection ]

Only [ Document ] or [ All Documents ] seems to be available.

So you may need a strategy to minimize your Search targets to tables only.

See no way right now other than scripting.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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Do you use cells and table formats?

Can you show something, please?

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I did not use cell styles. The brown and grey in the top header bar were manually done.

The gray is 52/37/38/4 at a 50% tint. I want to change that to 0/0/0/27 at 100% tint.

Both of the CMYK colors are named swatches.

 

There are a hundred different tables across the 176 page document with this styling.

philking_0-1603230148009.png

 

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Hi Phil,

you may find an answer in the next version of InDesign 2021 16.0 that is about to be launched:

 

InDesign 16.0 is now available for download!
Sheena Kaul, Adobe Employee , 7 hours ago
https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/indesign-16-0-is-now-available-for-download/td-p/11521521?pa...

 

Find and change colors

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/user-guide.html/indesign/using/find-change.ug.html#locate-colors

 

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That will be helpful if it works as advertised. 🙂

Thanks,

Phil

 

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Hi Phil,

in the new feature Find/Change Color I see at least one option missing that is available with GREP or Text:

Search: [ Selection ]

Only [ Document ] or [ All Documents ] seems to be available.

So you may need a strategy to minimize your Search targets to tables only.

See no way right now other than scripting.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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