In ID you don't load an entire library. Instead you create a new swatch, and in the swatch definition dialog you would pick the color mode (spot, for Pantone solids), then the library you want to use, then choose the particular color.
Thanks Peter, I've been doing it that way but hoping for an option that would let me "shop" the colors from the full palette similar to the way I can float the library in Illustrator. For many mundane projects I'm designing directly in INDD rather than importing from Illustrator, and it would be faster to address all color issues here, too.
Curious place for Adobe to divert the workflow... oh well.
but hoping for an option that would let me "shop" the colors from the full palette similar to the way I can float the library in Illustrator.
These Pantone+ charts might help. When you open one all of the swatches appear in the panel along with a swatch on the pages.
Wow Rob, that is sooo cool! Then I can create an ASE file and load into any doc.
Thanks so much for this!!!
Then I can create an ASE file and load into any doc.
You might want to be careful about that, any spot colors that are in the document's Swatches panel are added as an individual ink. In CC2014 you would no longer be able to turn on overprint preview and there would be issues with exporting and outputting unless you turn on All Spots to Process in Ink Manager. The better approach would be to use the chart documents as a "palette" and drag and drop the desired color(s) from the chart into your working document.
Aha, right again.... I sure jumped the gun on that without testing.
So your suggestion to open as another document is just as easy, and makes for a cleaner file package. Thanks again!!