I recently downloaded some custom paper swatches from Neenah Paper to use with a letterhead design I'm creating. Where is the best place to save custom paper swatches on my Mac? Is there a common folder I can put them in that will allow me to share the custom swatches amongst all of my Adobe apps?
The Neenah downloads are .ase files so you have to load them into the app's swatches panel. In ID if you load them without any docs open they will be in the panel for every new document.
The swatches Neenah is providing are spot color ink swatches defined as CMYK, so I don't really see how they would be useful for simulating a paper. In InDesign there's only one Paper swatch [Paper] so if you want to try and simulate ink on a colored paper, edit the [Paper] swatch and turn on Overprint while you work.