For the first time ever last Wednesday each time I open a file in AI - CS3 I get the same message: "Missing Profile - The doc does not have an embedded CMYK profile". I looked in library>colorsync>profiles and sure enough they were gone? I downloaded new profiles from Adobe, installed them in library>colorsync>profiles - and still the same thing with each file I open. I dragged AI to the trash, re-installed AI from my disc repeated the process with the same results - HELP!
I don't seem to be able to find any info on the Adobe forum, I realize I need to upgrade but for now what is the solution - Thanks in advance. Boatingislife!
Do you realise that you have posted in the scripting forum… Is this a general question or script related issue? The dialog in question has nothing to do with the available colour profiles… Its just that none have been assigned and saved in the document in question… ( it is not managed ) Choose a valid profile using the bottom option and save including this… If your issue is script related you can switch the app dialogs off…
Greetings Muppet Mark,
Thanks for the quick reply. I've posted in a couple of the forums with no results, and honestly I'm lost. I've worked in AI for 12 years and never experienced this problem. I've chosen a profile many times, opened the doc, made minor changes, saved, closed and re-opened to the same message. I’m actually not sure if it’s a Mac or Adobe issue.
I opened old files that haven't been worked on in a long time or possibly corrupted to the same message. I'm not sure which direction to go but I had noticed another post in this forum concerning ICC profiles so I posted.
Can you give me some direction on where to look for the answer, I have work that needs to go out to our printer and I don’t need any issues on that end.
Thanks for all your help and the dedication to monitoring these forums. It’s quite impressive how some of you have complete mastery of the not only the program but the code – wow!
Wow, you’re the best, I have no one else that understands anything about this problem!!
I have assigned the color profile from the edit menu a dozen times, saved, opened doc – the same problem. Where do I find the “Embed ICC Profiles” in Colorsync or AI itself?
Hi, Sorry I had an appointment, so now I’m back.
I usually save in .eps, .pdf or if I forget it defaults to .ai. For final files going to one of the desktop printers or to an actual printing company it’s always .eps. This started last week, nothing unusual had happened before it started – no power outages, lightning strikes, aliens returning to the mother ship.
I simply went to open a file to work on it and the “missing profile” dialogue box popped up and has done so with each and every file since no matter what I try.
Hi Larry, Thanks for your reply along with Muppet Mark, If I changed the color settings originally it was not my intension, I was simply just opening the next project to work on and viola’ “missing profiles”.
Attachment (picture) 7 was my last setting for color prior to your email, and yes I was messing around with this last night comparing it to one of our old G4’s, so I can’t remember where it started out before I got my hands on it.
Attachment (picture) 8 is my current settings based on your email recommendations.
Attachment (picture) 6 is the message I receive when I open any files created prior to these changes I just made. However after I open and resave the file I no longer receive this (picture 6) message.
My question is will my color be back to where it was before the problem started last week. In looking over one of the files I opened (I design/build transportation maps btw) most of the color is where I usually have it set however some colors were fractional as if they were converted from spot colors. SO I’m not sure what to do except go through all the known colors and make sure they are where I usually would set them, or do you have a better suggestion.
Oh by the way – for all you guys that are helping lunch is on me at McDonalds on Michigan St in Grand Rapids, MI!!
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