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Select Same Fill

Jan 7, 2014 3:00 PM

Tags: #color #same #select #color_palette

When I select an object and then go to the menu Select/Same/Fill Color, it selects other objects with the same fill just like it's supposed to... However, when I look at the Color Palette, the fill box shows a question mark. Has anyone else experienced this? If so, do you know why?

 

I would expect the Color Palette to show the fill color with the associated CMYK or spot color percentages.

 
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    Jan 7, 2014 3:24 PM   in reply to jredington1

    j,

     

    It sounds as if something has gone wrong.

     

    Is it also happening if you copy the artwork to a new file, and if you save both files, then close Illy down and start up again?

     
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    Jan 7, 2014 3:58 PM   in reply to jredington1

    It becomes curiouser and curiouser.

     

    I hope someone has a clue, maybe staff, all of whom have been absent for a while.

     

    Someone?

     
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    Jan 7, 2014 4:19 PM   in reply to jredington1

    Which values exactly?

    Can you show screenshots?

    Do those objects only have one fill?

    Any other appearances?

     

    Can you share a test file?

     
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    Jan 7, 2014 5:34 PM   in reply to jredington1

    Happens to me quite often, and hasahs been going on as long as I can remember. Not sure what all the reasons might be, but one for sure is if you tint using the color panel.

     

    In the example below I selected the first square then used select same fill color and got the result fo selecting all 4 squares.

     

    Screen Shot 2014-01-07 at 7.27.20 PM.png

     

    If I change the file color to a blueish color here is my result, showing the tint in the colro panel is preseved.

     

    Screen Shot 2014-01-07 at 7.29.07 PM.png

    Quite often someone will tint for exampe a purple to 0%, which gives you white, and therefore what you describe happens. I find almost alwasy you can change to the target color and will get the result you need.

     
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    Jan 8, 2014 7:10 AM   in reply to Mike Gondek

    Are these spot or global colours or are they process mixtures?

     
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    Jan 8, 2014 8:55 AM   in reply to jredington1

    What does your swatches palette look like, have you cleaned that up? I noticed you have an extra 1 at the end of your color swarch name, at slome point the swatch was duplicated.

     

    Use your appearance pallete, you may have 2 swatches as Monika said, or you may have a duplicate fills assigned at the group level.

     

    Screen Shot 2014-01-08 at 10.34.26 AM.png

     
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    Jan 8, 2014 10:40 AM   in reply to Mike Gondek

    Mike,

     

    I think what you're describing in post 5 can be avoided by turning on the Select Same Tint % option in the general preferences.

     
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