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PMS conversion PageMaker7 to InDesignCS - Adobe Indesign Windows

Adobe knowledge database doent 324329 claims that Pantone Matching System is supported in InDesign CS. Anyone care to explain to me how that tallies with my opening a regular newsletter, previously composed in PageMaker7, in InDesign CS, keeping masthead etc, updating my file with the latest text, pictures etc, despatching to print, then having the printer ring me up to say they were worried about my colour specs, and finding myself landed with several thousand copies of a publication in a totally wrong colour. Why did InDesign decided to convert my PageMaker spec of PMS201 (c0m100y65k34) to its own PMS201 ...

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    Default PMS conversion PageMaker7 to InDesignCS

    Adobe knowledge database doent 324329 claims that Pantone Matching System is supported in InDesign CS. Anyone care to explain to me how that tallies with my opening a regular newsletter, previously composed in PageMaker7, in InDesign CS, keeping masthead etc, updating my file with the latest text, pictures etc, despatching to print, then having the printer ring me up to say they were worried about my colour specs, and finding myself landed with several thousand copies of a publication in a totally wrong colour. Why did InDesign decided to convert my PageMaker spec of PMS201 (c0m100y65k34) to its own PMS201 spec (c15.69 - oh, yeah, let's take it to decimal points - m100y100k6.27).
    So who can we trust?
    PeterAMoore@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: PMS conversion PageMaker7 to InDesignCS

    The Pantone system changes the from time to time. Why in the world are
    you using spot colors when you're job is obviously destined for process
    printing? You should have set those CMYK numbers yourself.

    This completely your fault.

    Bob
    Bob_Levine Guest

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    Default Re: PMS conversion PageMaker7 to InDesignCS

    <com> wrote in message
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    It seems to me that there was an update to the Pantone colors shipped with
    Pagemaker when Pantone changed their color chips. But I'm confused - are you
    printing with a spot color or with a process color? If spot, it shouldn't
    matter what color you put in your doent; your printer should just be told
    "fill the spot ink bucket with Pantone 201." (In fact, I mark spot color
    with magenta to simplify color seps.) If you're printing with porcess inks,
    it's nearly impossible to get a consistent software conversion from Pantone
    to CMYK. I'd think you'd want to make your own CMYK mix.

    I have tried to match spot-to-CMYK (on adjacent pages, for example, where
    process wasn't available for the facing page), and it has always been a
    disaster. I get best results going through Pantone to Lab to CMYK; but
    mostly I just don't try anymore.

    Peggy


    Peggy Guest

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    Default Re: PMS conversion PageMaker7 to InDesignCS

    Pantone changed the definitions for converting spot to process. This happened two or three years ago. The new definitions have been adopted now in the current version of all publishing applications I'm aware of.

    Robert is quite correct that you should have defined your CMYK output as CMYK.
    Steve_Werner@adobeforums.com Guest

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