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Find used color in a particular layer

May 10, 2012 9:16 PM

Hi Friends,


How to find used colors in a particular layer. File has 2 or 3 layers.




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    May 10, 2012 9:48 PM   in reply to SangeethaRajeshkumar

    go to your separations and turn all colours off except the one your looking for


    go to swatches and change the colour temparly to some other stand out colour


    print job with separations and only print the colour your looking for

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    May 12, 2012 5:29 AM   in reply to SangeethaRajeshkumar

    There's no magic bullet for finding where a color is used. You'll need to cycle through the page items on your layer of interest, looking at all the properties of every object that has properties with "Color" in their names. When the page item is a text frame, you'll need to check its text -- I think you can work with textStyleRanges to do that, but maybe not because they don't catch things like nested and grep styles.


    What do you want to do when you find a color in use on your layer?


    It will undoubtedly make a script like this run faster if you do the homework and develop lists of the specific properties of interest rather than hunt through every possible property for the word "Color" dynamically.



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    May 14, 2012 1:50 AM   in reply to SangeethaRajeshkumar

    SangeethaRajeshkumar wrote:


    what my problem is, if i find anything, it find in the entire page not in the specific layer.


    That should not be a problem. If you can find something, you can always check on what layer it resides.

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