We are running Creative Suite 6 on our macs here. When you create a new spot color from the library the alternate color space is in LAB. We work at a printing company and this doesn't do us very much good. Is it possible to change this to be CMYK?
Thanks for your help!
Yes I know how to switch them there. It is causing problems with our imposition software if we get a file in from a customer that is set-up as LAB as the alternate color space for spot colors. Is there a way to change the default to CMYK instead of LAB like it used to be in all previous versions?
Is there a way to change the default to CMYK instead of LAB like it used to be in all previous versions?
The Use standard lab Values for Spots check box no longer has any effect. Is the problem with proofing the spot color or outputting separations?
This AppleScript will change the mode of all spot colors in the active document
tell application "Adobe InDesign CS6"
set space of every swatch of document 1 whose model is spot to CMYK
You could also combine the color change with a PDF export. I have a template for that if you want it.
This asks for a save folder and a PDF preset, makes the conversion, and exports: