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  1. Non-transparant inks

    We, a printshop using offset and digital (HP-Indigo) presses, are using non-transpartant spot-colors like White or Foil. Indesign handles spot-colors as transparant. For normal inks, this is OK, but not for those mentioned, since these are opaque. I know the overprint-attribute does something almost similar, but it's not exactly the same.

    So i need an option to define a spotcolor as 'Non-Transparent'.

    It seems to me that for screen-printing this would also be a valuable option.

    3 votes

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  2. I need the lasted Pantone Solid coated v3 library please, efi Fiery has them.

    Need new Pantone libraries please. efi and Xerox RIPs have them.

    3 votes

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  3. Registration black

    Could we please have the option to disable / hide / move [Registration] from the top of the swatches panel?

    17 votes

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  4. Pantone colors (Uncoated Solid) are unavailable in March 15 2018 updated CCInDesignuploaded colors which don't show up.

    Many Pantone colors not compatible or accessible InDesign CC March 15 2018 upgrade. Specifically 2012 U Solid
    PMS are REQUIRED FOR SPOT PRINT JOBS!!!!!
    When is this essential requirement going to be addressed???????
    This is not something to "consider" as a feature request. It is an essential aspect of PRINT design and technology and needs to be accessible in Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop.

    4 votes

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  5. Make gradients faster

    1. Sélect Colors or frame Colors (2 or more if it's possible)
    2. Right clic or using shortcuts
    3. Made the gradient directly in the swatches or in a Group
    4. The gradient is made in order the colors are selected

    I think this feature can save time and made easier the way to do gradients

    18 votes

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  6. Make colour space CMYK not RGB!

    Since InDesign is used for printing out things, having the option to change the colour space from RGB to CMYK would be great, as trying to select a colour using colours that aren't in the CMYK gamut is annoying as heck

    5 votes

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  7. Colour picker

    Bring back the old Eyedropper tool, or make it an option.. The RGB one is pretty useless when working in print.

    8 votes

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  8. 15 votes

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  9. adding PMS colors to color books

    Rahul Sharma: Hello. Welcome to Adobe Technical Support.
    Mirjam Pijning: Hi
    Rahul Sharma: Please allow me 1-2 minutes while I review your issue.
    Rahul Sharma: As I can understand, you want to use PMS 2148C swatch color, is that correct ?
    Mirjam Pijning: That is correct
    Mirjam Pijning: But it is not available in the color book PMS Solid Coated
    Rahul Sharma: I apologize for the inconvenience.
    Rahul Sharma: I'll be glad to help you with your issue today.
    Rahul Sharma: May I have your phone number to update your profile?
    Mirjam Pijning: +31 6 46 23 03 62
    Rahul…

    3 votes

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  10. Variable Spot Colors from Illustrator Definable in InDesign

    The ability to create a vector graphic in Illustrator, fill it with a variable spot color swatch (ie "Variable Color 1/2/3" etc.) and then when that spot color is imported into InDesign you can define it to match your project. Ideally on a per-instance basis, but even just editing the color globally from the swatches panel would be a big help. It would save hiving to make multiple versions of a graphic for each color you need - and that you may never need again.

    For now my workaround is to make a layered PDF from Illustrator with a layer…

    4 votes

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  11. Merge variables for color that can be used in styles and as swatches

    Merge doc variables for colour.

    An option on the colour swatch to add a reference to link to a merged variable from a csv for a hex, rgb or cmyk colour. This would allow specific swatches to update styles in a document for text color, lines, background colors etc if a document defined style uses that particular swatch.

    3 votes

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  12. Reopen color theme floating palettes

    I have a workbook/training document that has sections, and each section uses a different color scheme. I used the Color Theme tool to create the different color themes for the various sections. But with each new theme, I lost the preceding floating palette. It would be so helpful to be able to reopen a color theme floating palette that is based on a theme you saved in the Swatches panel. It would be more convenient to drag the floating palette around the screen (near to the objects where you want to apply fill or stroke) than to have to undock,…

    2 votes

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  13. Replace white background color with transparency

    Quark X Press is able to replace the white background color of a placed TIFF image with transparency - this is the only feature I miss in InDesign.

    2 votes

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  14. gradient improvements when clicking on single color

    On gradient palette, it could be useful to double double clicking on a pattern to change its color with a popup. Something like Illustrator or Photoshop

    6 votes

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  15. Add group

    Please add filtr to show only spot colors

    2 votes

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  16. Go to Source of Color

    I would like to go to objects linked to a particular swatch; similar to how you list objects in the Links panel and go to them with the GoTo icon at the bottom. Might be too lengthy to list connected type, but would come in handy for vector objects.

    2 votes

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  17. Live color update when using color picker on a fill

    When an object that can be filled is selected i can't use the color picker to see a new color without clicking OK repeatedly to see how it looks. Why can't it update in real time?

    1 vote

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  18. Picking colours from swatches for gradients

    I find it a little tedious when doing gradients that you have to manually enter in the values of the colours even if they're in your swatches. You can add to your swatches from what you're making but you can't just quickly drop a swatch in as a gradient value. Just a bit of a pain when you're trying to work quickly

    1 vote

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  19. Gradient panel - double click for edit on colour stops not working

    Double clicking these does not allow me to choose a new colour or edit the existing colour. Only allows for me to save as a swatch.

    1 vote

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  20. Make gradients constant within the same table.

    Gradients within table cells change direction when the rows are adjusted. If the columns are adjusted the gradients stay the same, why not the rows? It's extremely timely having to constantly fix the gradients within the cells if I have to adjust the rows in any way. The gold row gradient at the top is correct but after adding a row to the grid I have to manually manipulate each cell to get the gradient right.

    1 vote

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