I have a file sent back by my printer claiming that the black text is all set as 4-color black.
When I check the swatches palette the text is all set to the default InDesign black (100k).
However, when I view the separations preview panel the text does show up as a 4-color black.
If I copy and paste that text box into a new document the text only appears as a one color black (under the separations preview).
If I copy and paste a block of 1-color black text from a new document into the weird document the text shows up as 4-color black (under the separations preview).
I've tried all the black color preferences in InDesign. Haven't found a fix there.
Am I missing a setting somewhere else?
Is something corrupt?
Any advice is greatly appreciated.
Make the styles for your paragraphs to use 0,0,0,100 (100% K only) instead of the rich black which is in the default color pallete.
Take care, Mike
The document has Transparency somewhere on the Page and the Document Transparency Blend Space is set to RGB.
Edit > Transparency Blend Space > Document CMYK
I'm not surprised that your printer did not catch it.
Thanks for your help. That was the correct setting. I even saw that setting and skipped over it thinking "these items aren't transparent so it can't be that".
How wrong I was.