See sr-vdc's post "how to save file?". I explained everything there.
Sorry I didn't clarify what I was really looking for. I need to match (as close as possible) the color that I have in illustration in CMYK mode to existing Spot Color from the Pantone Swatch Book, not created by user.
There's no easy way of doing this except by a visual match.
A lot of people have asked for this kind of feature but so far Adobe hasn't obliged.
I often find it quicker to flip through a printed Pantone solid to process guide rather than using the Pantone swatch libraries.
There are various ways, one is go to phtoshop, in the color picker tool insert the cmyk values and then click on Color libraries, this give an aprosimate "name" of what pantone is closer
Other way is with an script named CMYKtoPMS here
do the same thing, gives names of aproximated pantones, you have to change the swatch manually.
If you're going to use Photoshop to give you it's best guess for the Pantone colour from CMYK, you have to keep in mind what profile the document you are working in is using, and set Photoshop to use that same setting in colour settings, or else you will not get the right colour. The way your CMYK colour looks depends entirely on which CMYK profile or working space you are using.
Mordy Golding wrote:
The Recolor Artwork feature that was added in CS3 can do this very easily. I've outlined the process here:
I am really glad to see you back this is a feature that has come up to be neglected because of the unusually difficult place to find it which is really hidden from the user.
i wish it were a panel instead of a dialog and had an undo with in the process not after you have closed the dialog.
Great technology and feature but quite hidden and not as intuitive as it could be.
BTW for those who do not know no need to use Photoshop just select color books fro the swatch pulldown in Recolor art and pick the color book you want and all your coors are converted all of the at one time one click.
This is 100% what I was looking for... Worked like a charm, Thanks!