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Why are my black tints (eg. 10% black) not showing in Indesign?

Mar 4, 2013 10:10 AM

Tags: #color #mac_os_x

A colleague of mine is running Indesign CS5 using MacOSX 10.6 but she cannot view any light black tints such as 10% black. These always appear as white on her screen. Everyone in our team EXCEPT her can see these tints on their monitors.

 

We've tried calibrating the monitor, switcing monitors and deleting/reseting Indesign preferences but to no avail.

 

Does anyone have any ideas why she cannot view these tints? Do we need to reinstall Indesign?

 

Would appreciate any help!

 
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  • Rob Day
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    Mar 4, 2013 10:41 AM   in reply to tsering-tiny

    Is the problem only in InDesign? How about Illustrator or Photoshop?

     
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  • Rob Day
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    Mar 4, 2013 11:03 AM   in reply to tsering-tiny

    Try exporting the problem ID file with the default PDF/X-1a export settings. Do you see the tints in AcrobatPro?

     
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  • Rob Day
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    Mar 5, 2013 7:44 AM   in reply to tsering-tiny

    I think that eliminates color management or monitor profiling. Could there be an unusual proof setup? Is View>Proof Colors off? Try resetting the prefs, if that doesn't work can you post a capture? Something that shows the fill selected with the Color Panel. Is there transparency on the page?

     
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