I made a pattern in illustrator c6 (lets say simple dots in rows) and I want to color this dots with a swatch (which means a specific color that changes automatically when I change this particular swatch).
It does change the color but it also causes a lot of troubles, it makes weird compound paths and illustrator gets very slow...
Is there anything I can do about it?
Thanks a lot and best
i think so, if i understand this correctly. use Edit Colours > Recolour Artwork and replace whatever colour your dots are with a swatch. seems to work as you describe when changing the swatch.
thanks a lot, this hint made me realise my actual problem, for some reasons my colorswatches were patterns... I don’t know how this happened and a pattern colored with a pattern creates problems
using color swatches in patterns works just fine.