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  1. full swatch list not displaying bug

    In the first image, the scroll bar is all the way to the bottom, but it's not showing the rest of the list, when I expand the box (image 2) it displays them... please help/fix?

    IndesignCC 13.1 osx high sierra.

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      6 comments  ·  Colors/Swatches  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thank you for reporting the issue. We need some information around the issue which may help us in narrowing down the root cause:

      1. Does it happen with the latest InDesign version 14.0.1 ?
      2. Is it document specific or happens with all the documents?
      3. Does it happen with Swatches panel only or all other panels while expanding ?
      4. Have you added any extra swatches or it happens with the default swatches ?
      5. Please specify your Platform, OS version and InDesign version.

      A short video depicting the issue will be very helpful.

    • Pantone Solid Spot colors added from InDesign to a CC Library become Magenta Process colors in Illustrator

      I already reported this on the Illustrator uservoice site, but did not see any reaction so far. I think it is a big bug when (spot) colors color cannot be shared reliably between Adobe applications:
      A Pantone Solid Spot color (or any Lab spot color) added to a CC library in InDesign will become 100% Magenta CMYK Process color in the Swatches panel when added from the CC library by double clicking in Illustrator.
      See also: https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-bugs/suggestions/34291627-pantone-solid-spot-colors-added-from-indesign-to-a?tracking_code=8ff2c6d23ad86db2b07d1c16c7e36e2d

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        4 comments  ·  Colors/Swatches  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Swatches should show text colour when character style is applied

        When a GREP Style applies a character style that includes a colour change the Swatches panel and the Fill in the Control Panel do not show the applied swatch. The swatch shown is for the base style without the GREP Style applied.

        In the attaches screen shot the green text is affected by a GREP Style. As you can see the Swatches panel shows the text is black, not the applies swatch.

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          1 comment  ·  Colors/Swatches  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Swatches panel not displaying correctly

          My swatches panel is not displaying correctly. In order to view my current swatches, I have to extend the width of the panel. When the swatch panel is the same width as the other panels, the swatches are completely hidden. Also missing at any size are the buttons for new swatch, delete swatch, etc. These buttons appear on other panels but not swatches. Quitting InDesign and rebooting my computer did not resolve the issue.

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            • Our photos keep coming back from the printer w too much red/magenta

              Our photos keep coming back from the printer w too much red/magenta

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              • Adobe Color Themes pop up is unnecessary and obstructive.

                When using the Adobe Color Themes panel, there's a pop up that says "Click to set active color" when you hover over color swatches. You can't click on the color beneath the pop up without first moving the mouse off of the pop up. It makes using the color themes panel slow and obnoxious. Please either move the location of the pop up off of the swatches one is trying to access, or remove it altogether (or give us an option to disable it)

                Turning off "Show Tool Tips" in preferences doesn't fix the issue.

                It is also an issue…

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                • Placing objects with gradient from illustrator.

                  Hi, I - and not only I - expierenced ugly 'new feature' that is can't copy objects with gradients from Illustrator 23.0.1 to new version of InDesign 14.0.1 (in previous version all works fine) in editable format. Yes I heard about placing ext. file - but this not the sollution. For many version of InDesign this works perfectly then why now this feature is broken?

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                  • Laggy Swatches panel

                    Can't smoothly scroll on swatches panel as seen on video. Everything was perfect before last update.

                    I did try to change workspace, closed swatched panel etc. but no luck?

                    My system is Mac os Mojave 10.14.1 - iMac18,3
                    Indesign version: 14.0

                    Has anyone run into this problem?

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                      • cannot save swatches. missing several options

                        unable to save or load. the option is "greyed" out.

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                        • Loading saved ase swatches come in wrong order

                          This is driving me bonkers. I have a group of custom swatches that I use in InDesign. I have them in a specific order. then I "save swatches" and create the ase file. When you "load swatches" and bring them back in.. they are out of order. this Is new behavior. I have been ding this since CS6 and it was never an issue. They would load in the same order they were in when you saved them. I can load them out of order and then reorder them. with no document open and it will stay that way for…

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                            5 comments  ·  Colors/Swatches  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Hex Value in Swatch Dialog Does Not Update

                            InDesign 13.1 Create a new RGB or edit an existing RGB swatch. Note the Hex value in the dialog box. Switch to a different color mode and change the color values. Switch back to RGB mode. The Hex value does not update to match the new color values.

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                                  2 comments  ·  Colors/Swatches  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Can you please look at the separations plate and let us know the color values.

                                  You just have to follow simple steps:

                                  1. Launch your InDesign
                                  2. Create an object say rectangle and fill your color
                                  3. Go to Window→Output→Separations Preview
                                  4. Select the drop down of View to Separations
                                  5. Hover over your object. The separations will show you how much % of which color component comprises the color.

                                  Also, let me know the Platform and OS version that you are working on.
                                  A short video showing the issue will be very helpful.
                                  You can directly reach me out at sakverma@adobe.com

                                  Thanks,
                                  InDesign Team

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                                  • applying colour to grayscale images against coloured background previews incorrectly

                                    When I place a grayscale jpg in a frame with a background colour of C100/Y85/M0/K38 and apply a colour of C0 / M84 / Y100 K13, it displays correctly, red image against blue background. When I export that to PDF, the PDF preview shows no red, and a black box with the grayscale image knocked out in blue. When I open that in Acrobat Pro, it again displays correctly.

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                                    • Help with Swatches

                                      InDesign CC 2018
                                      Trying to create a new swatch with "none" selected, but when I roll over "new swatch" button I get this symbol 🚫. On another forum, the correct answer was to select a user defined swatch; however, I am new to InDesign and working on my first project, so I don't have any user defined swatches.

                                      Please help. TIA

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                                      • HSB Color Slider Not Working

                                        The HSB/ CMYK Color slider window hasn't been working for months, every project has this window grayed out and disabled with no options to turn it back on.

                                        If you want to change your colour you have to use the Color Picker, which in comparison, isn't good.

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                                        • swatch alias

                                          When exporting a PDF and ik want to alias extra Spot-swatches to a FC-colour-Swatch.
                                          But these Swatch stetting should not be in the saved indesign file.
                                          I want to be able to only merge the swatch-alias in de PDF export (setting).

                                          When I those it during the PDF-export.
                                          It should only apply on de PDF export.
                                          Not in the design file Swatch setting.
                                          Otherwise I should have edited it Swatch-setting of my design.

                                          Thanks

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