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Adobe InDesign teamJeff Jensen commented
Ravi & Sakshi,
I had one project where I was using 11 Pantone+ Solid Coated spot colors - something like 6 of them were not in InDesign, but they were in my Pantone formula guide (2nd edition, 3rd printing), which I purchased maybe two years ago. I had to purchase a Pantone software package (Pantone Color Manager) to manually import these colors into InDesign from that software package for me to get the design I wanted. The ones I had to add manually were Pantone 2270, 2013, 2184, 2034, 2228 and 7961. The issue definitely exists with Pantone colors with 4 numbers in the name - not all, but some.
For instance, just checking this morning, at a minimum at least these Pantone colors are not available in the most current version of InDesign, but they are in my Pantone Solid Coated Formula Guide (2nd ed., 3rd printing): 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028, 2337, 2338, 2339, 2340, 2341, 2342, 2343, 2029, 2030, 2031, 2032, 2033, 2034, 2035, 2344, 2345, 2346, 2347, 2348, 2349, 2350, 2036, 2037, 2038, 2039, 2040, 2041, 2042. Certainly there are more, but that is from the first ~20% of my Pantone+ Solid Coated Formula Guide, and that is around 50 colors already.
1. Configuration: I am using Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1, with Adobe Creative Cloud always updated, InDesign CC always updated (currently version 13.1 x64). I am in the United States but I use the version of InDesign with native Arabic support because of some of my agency's clientele.
2. Exact steps to update Pantone Color Manager - it has been a while since I've used it and my software access has expired, but from what I recall, the steps are you go to the Fan Deck in the lower right, select Pantone Master Standards, pick the formula guide you want then pick the colors from there and put them in a custom palette. This is where is gets fuzzy, so I could be wrong, but I think from there you go to File --> Export... and follow the instructions there. (Again my software has expired, and right now I do not have a need to renew it, otherwise I could provide more exact steps.)
3. I just sent a screenshot to firstname.lastname@example.org. This is from the Swatches panel --> New Color Swatch...
4 & 5 i have no experience with, so I cannot help there.
Let me know if I can provide further information.
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