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  1. Can't delete InDesign color swatch

    Documents inherit a swatch from a picked-up file and the swatch can not be deleted.

    1) This problem has existed for us since at least InDesign CS4 and persists through the current CC 2018 build (13.1).

    2) In the attached file, "Select All Unused" in the Swatches panel. There is no content at all in the file. All objects have been deleted, as have all text and object styles. Try to delete the unused process color swatch, "C=80 M=76 Y=70 K=73."

    3) We expect the unused swatch to be deleted.

    4) Trash can icon in Swatches panel is grayed out…

    11 votes
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    under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Colors/Swatches  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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.

    7 votes
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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.

  3. CC library tab won't select?

    When clicking on the dropdown menu to select a CC library, the tabs do not open unless I hold down the ^ button. When opened, I cannot select a CC library. Have refreshed several times but it still doesn't let me change the library! This is on InDesign for Mac.

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

    Hi

    Please provide the following information:
    1. Is InDesign installed on the default path?
    2. Do you have any special character in the path where InDesign is installed? Like username has special characters.

    Also, please provide a copy of you preferences, you can zip them and email to anasgupt@adobe.com.

    Regards
    Anasuiya Gupta

  4. Changing color space won't change swatches

    BUG NOT IDEA
    convert cmyk document to rgb. Swatches won't change. Can change custom but black stays CMYK which is different than RGB 000.

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  5. 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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  6. Indesign CC 2017 does not accept color management

    Hello!
    I work on Mac with high Sierra 10.13.2 with adobe CC 2015, 2017 and 2018.
    I have been working with Adobe for 25 years and therefore know the subject color management settings & synchronization.
    In Photoshop I have a color set made up of ECI RGB and ISOcoated v2 and other parameters such as rel.fartric with TK, etc.

    Then I synced with the bridge the suite on this set. Photoshop and AI do not accept this set but InDesign does. The error message comes:

    "Some parameters of the color settings file could not be used. The default values ​​are…

    5 votes
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    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 when you switch between Adobe applications in a specific order ?
    4. Please specify your Platform, OS version and InDesign version.

    A short video depicting the issue will be very helpful.

  7. 5 votes
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  8. 4 votes
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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

  9. 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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  11. Colors are displayed differently between pages

    InDesign 13.0.1 on iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017) OS 10.13.3

    Open a CMYK document. Place an sRGB file on page 1. Place the same (or copy) on page 2.

    Expected: the colors on both pages look the same.

    Actual result: With color-proof switched off, the colors on page 1 show as if color-proof turned on while on page 2 the colors show correctly. See screenshots with the same files on 2 pages. I changed nothing I just moved the picture from one page to the other.
    With color-proof turned on all pages look like page 1.

    4 votes
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  12. Color theme tool pop-up window unable to be closed

    I'm running Adobe Indesign 14.0.1
    To recreate, select the color theme tool and click anywhere on a placed image, a small horizontal color theme menu pops up with five swatches and a few other buttons to the right of the swatches, and then never goes away. Ever. There is no option to hide or close the window and while I appreciate having a palette to pick from on my screen, I went with my own palette for this project and the color theme tool was unnecessary.

    There needs to be some way to hide or close this small window that…

    3 votes
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  13. Blank swatches panel

    Swatches do not show at all in multiple documents. Closing and reopening has no effect.

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  14. Cyan swatch when pasting text

    Cyan swatch won't go away. Delete it, change default paragraph shading, starting new document, evey time I paste text from another source (NOT Indesign - Acrobat, Word, plain text) the cyan swatch keeps reappearing. PLEASE fix this. Have upgraded to latest version and still won't stop.

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  15. CC library color swatches doesn't work with table cells.

    Applying a color from CC library to table cell does not work.

    Reproduce:

    1. Select a cell in the table
    2. Click on the color from the CC libarry

    Expected - cell (fill/stroke switchable by pressing X) is recolored to the clicked color
    Observed - nothing happens.

    3 votes
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    under review  ·  Anasuiya Gupta responded

    Hi Dixy

    Thanks for reporting the issue.
    This is a known issue and is currently under review.

    Regards
    Anasuiya Gupta

  16. PANTONE PALETTE COLOR

    COLORS PANTONE UNCOATED
    WHY the same palette on ILLUSTRATOR have a pantone 540 and InDesign there isn't? can you alligned the palette? For we that work with this struments are so time expensive... find in InDesign.. find on Internet, on Illustrator etc etc..
    When it is also simply to alligned the 2 applications.. no?
    sorry for my bad english

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  17. Eyedropper doesn't pick up the correct color

    I'm trying to select a color in a pdf that was placed in an InDesign document. The eyedropper won't pick up the correct color. It's consistently choosing a color that's darker than the color I want. I have zoomed in all the way so I can click on individual pixels, but that doesn't make a difference. I'm clicking on a light gray (almost white) pixel and the eyedropper is choosing a dark gray.

    The layer with the pdf is the active layer and it is unlocked. I'm using InDesign CC 14.0.1

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Why does InDesign not include all new Pantone colors?

    I have 2 year old Pantone book and InDesign doesn't even include all of those colors. Fix your stupid software so it is up to date. Paying for this lousy software every month makes me feel like I am being robbed.

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