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Paul Norgrove
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May 12, 2012 1:38 AM

How do I replace a color in acrobat

 
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    May 12, 2012 5:29 AM   in reply to Paul Norgrove

    You'll have to be way more specific.

     

    Start with what version of Acrobat you're using. Do you have Acrobat Pro or Acrobat Standard? What color do you want to replace with what color? Do you want to do this globally or for a specific object?

     

    If you have a recent version of Acrobat, the two main tools would be Preflight and Convert Colors.

     
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    May 12, 2012 3:15 PM   in reply to Paul Norgrove

    I've used Acrobat Pro to convert a CMYK value to spot, but it looks like the same Fixup can be used to convert CMYK to CMYK.

     

    Open Preflight (must be Acrobat 9 Pro or Acrobat X Pro). Click on the Fixup button at the top of the dialog. From the Preflight panel Options menu, choose Create New Preflight Fixup. In the the Fixup Category : Color spaces, spot colors, inks, select Convert to Spot Color.

     

    In the bottom section, the Source Color can be specified as CMYK values. Enter the starting CMYK values.

     

    In the Alternate Source menu, you can choose CMYK instead of spot. Enter the CMYK values you want to change to.

     

    Click OK. You'll be asked to save the file under another name (it's being permanently changed).

     

    Works for spot colors. Should work for CMYK. One color at a time.

     
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    May 13, 2012 11:02 AM   in reply to Paul Norgrove

    There are some remarkable checks and fixups in Acrobat Pro!

     
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    May 13, 2012 1:30 PM   in reply to Paul Norgrove

    You're on your own. I've never used that fixup in that way. Maybe just make up a name.

     
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    May 15, 2012 3:43 PM   in reply to Paul Norgrove

    That's great to know. Thanks for checking back!

     
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