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Indesign CS2 on a PPC G5 OS 10.4.7 and an Intel MacBookPro OS 10.4.7. Forgive me if it's been asked. With Illustrator gradients, a user can click a color stop and adjust the color for the stop without requiring the user to create a new color swatch. With spot or global colors you can adjust the tint slider. Using Indesign CS2 altering a color stop is not possible if the stop was placed by dragging a swatch to the gradient palette from the swatches palette. A user CAN alter the color of a color stop if they click the gradient ...

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    Default Gradients and color stops

    Indesign CS2 on a PPC G5 OS 10.4.7 and an Intel MacBookPro OS 10.4.7.

    Forgive me if it's been asked.

    With Illustrator gradients, a user can click a color stop and adjust the color for the stop without requiring the user to create a new color swatch. With spot or global colors you can adjust the tint slider.

    Using Indesign CS2 altering a color stop is not possible if the stop was placed by dragging a swatch to the gradient palette from the swatches palette.

    A user CAN alter the color of a color stop if they click the gradient anywhere in-between existing stops.

    Is it simply a limitation of Indesign CS2 gradients that they don't allow the dynamic adjustment of color stops? it's horribly limiting.
    Scott_Weichert@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Gradients and color stops

    In general: when you have anything selected with a swatch applied to it, you can switch to CMYK in the menu of the colour palette
    Gerald_Singelmann@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Gradients and color stops

    But, I want control a la Illustrator. When applying a swatch to a gradient color stop, I want to control the swatch the same as Illustrator will control a global or spot swath - with a tint slider, not remix CMYK colors. Is this just not possible?
    Scott_Weichert@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Gradients and color stops

    No, for that you need to build a tint swatch first.
    Gerald_Singelmann@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Gradients and color stops

    Okay, that's what I've experienced. And what I find terribly detrimental to any workflow.

    Developers.. if you are reading... please consider updating the gradient and color palettes to match Illustrator functionality at least.

    Thanks
    Scott_Weichert@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Gradients and color stops

    I find the current functionality to be preferred. Using defined swatches and tints means that if you have to globally change a tint or swatch, you can be assured that the grandient using that tint or swatch will also be adjusted.

    As an example, I had a doent wherein I was instructed to set the minimum tint to 10%. So, any value lower than that had to be adjusted up. I made the change in the swatch palette and watched as all my 5% and 8% tints became 10%, including the 50%-5%-50% gradient (now a 50%-10%-50%).

    To each his own, I suppose.

    -mt
    Michael_Trout@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Gradients and color stops

    That could still be retained... But one should be permitted to adjust a tint for a gradient stop as well.
    Scott_Weichert@adobeforums.com Guest

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