I have a document layout in InDesign CS5. I am trying to delete 3 spot colours from my colour palette, and for some reason the trash bin doesnt highlight when I select them to delete.
I have tried the option to 'select unused colours' but they aren't selected, so this normally tells me that they are being used somewhere in the document.
I then have tried using the Separations Preview palette to locate where they are being used in the document, and they aren't anywhere.
I have also made a pdf of it and tried to spot where the colour is in the Acrobat's Advanced > Print Production > Output Preview, but again it is being used.
Can anyone help me get rid of the 3 spot colours?
This is an interesting interpretation of a question coming under the umbrella of color management. Strictly speaking, you are asking how to manage your (spot) colors, but the industry has come up with an entirely different definition of the term "color management", which probably explains why no one has bothered to answer your question.
There is an InDesign forum around here, and there are people there who can answer your question in no time at all.
That is correct, this is not a colour management issue, but the answer might be that the colours are in a style definition or part of a placed object, even if they are not actually used in the graphic. The fact that they are greyed out suggests this.
Thanks for that. Will post on the InDesign forum. Sorry!