"Global" option unavailable in Indesign Color Swatches

Community Beginner ,
Jan 12, 2021 Jan 12, 2021

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Hi, 

 

I would like to make a color swatch global in Indesign. When I click create new swatch, usually there is a "global" option that I can tick. That "global" option does not appear in my new swatch dialog box.

 

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How can I enable it?

 

Thanks

 

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Most Valuable Participant , Jan 12, 2021 Jan 12, 2021
That's an Illustrator option, not InDesign. In InDesign they're all global.

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 21, 2021 Jan 21, 2021
Also, if a fill or stroke is a Color, but not a Swatch (see the Color panel), the colors can be added to the Swatches panel via Add Unnamed Colors:  

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Jan 12, 2021 Jan 12, 2021

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That's an Illustrator option, not InDesign. In InDesign they're all global.

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Jan 21, 2021 Jan 21, 2021

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If in Indesign all the swatches are global, that would mean if I change a swatch color, all objects that have that color would be impacted by the color change. However that is not happening. So my issue is still not resolved...

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Jan 21, 2021 Jan 21, 2021

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Then you didn't apply them using the swatch.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 21, 2021 Jan 21, 2021

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Can you show us an example?

 

Here's how it works. In my example, all objects are assigned the cyan swatch:

color1.png

 

Dbl click to edit the swatch—the unselected frames update their fill color—just like a global color in Illustrator.

color2.png

 

color3.png

 

~Barb 

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 11, 2021 Feb 11, 2021

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Thank you! I was looking for something that is already automatic. So for a global color function, I should alwyas assign the swatch to an object.

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Yes.

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Also, if a fill or stroke is a Color, but not a Swatch (see the Color panel), the colors can be added to the Swatches panel via Add Unnamed Colors:

 

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