Do color swatches 'stick' to an Illustrator file even after you delete them? I have to use the same spec box on all my documents to relay info to my printer which is in it's own Illustrator doc. BUT when I copy it and paste it into any file I am working on Illustrator always asks me about merging the swatches even tho there is only ONE color being used in my spec box file. HELP!!! My printer is losing patience b/c they think my files are a mess when I send them but my swatch pallet is clean and tidy on my end! Is there a way to clean up this mess??
Your documents are probably referencing different color libraries. Could simply be that you created the reference in an old version and a newer version of AI uses an updated e.g. Pantone library....
There is a technical problem where swatches keep coming back, but you would see "deleted global color" as the swatch name. If your swatch palette is tidy and clean, then make a screen shot and attach that in an email to your printer, and ask them to return a screenshot showing the problem colors. Post the screenshot here and we can better help you.
Merge Swatches Notification
Does you clipboard and the document you are pasting into both contain the offending color? That error should only come up in that case and the colros haev the same name, btu a different color composition