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Colour Swatches

Apr 18, 2012 12:31 PM

Tags: #indesign_cs5



When I attempt to Load Swatches in InDesign there are noo additional swatches to download. Apparently this is some error, someone told me to come to the forum to download swatches but I can't find them.


Does anyone know where I can download a swatch file?


Thank you,



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    Apr 18, 2012 2:33 PM   in reply to NEPAGuyUOR

    There are two ways to load swatches that are accessible from the same command, either from another InDesign document, or from a saved .ase (Adobe Swatch Exchange) file. If either type of file exists in the directory you are looking in, it will be listed as a choice, but there are no additional swatch libraries in ID the way there are in Illustrator. Standard color matching swath books are accessed through the New Swatch command, not the load swatches.

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    Apr 18, 2012 2:51 PM   in reply to NEPAGuyUOR

    From the Swatches Panel Flyout (downward triangle) > New Color Swatch

    From the resulting New Color Swatch dialog > Color Mode flyout should list available Swatches

    Reply if that field is blank

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    Apr 18, 2012 9:43 PM   in reply to NEPAGuyUOR

    Swatches > Load Swatches...

    There you may specify location of your swatches (.ase) or the indesign document you want to import swatches from.

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