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Is it possible to create a PDF from ID CS that will preserve the Pantone spot color information (tell the recipient which Pantone colors by number are used to define the spot colors used)? If so, now? Thank you. Cyndee Meystel...

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    Default Preserve Pantone spot color information in PDF

    Is it possible to create a PDF from ID CS that will preserve the Pantone
    spot color information (tell the recipient which Pantone colors by number
    are used to define the spot colors used)? If so, now?

    Thank you.

    Cyndee Meystel


    Cyndee_Meystel@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Just export the PDF using CMYK or leave color unchanged. Both settings
    will retain the spot color information.

    Bob

    Robert_Levine@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Thanks. When opening the PDF how can one tell which spot colors (by Pantone
    number) were used?

    Cyndee Meystel


    Cyndee_Meystel@adobeforums.com Guest

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    If you Acrobat 6 Professional, just use the separations preview.

    Bob

    Robert_Levine@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Yes, I am using Acrobat 6 Pro. I don't have a spot color file to look at
    right now, but am I assuming correctly that when I look at each separation
    it will be labelled with the Pantor color name?

    Thank you.

    Cyndee


    Cyndee_Meystel@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Yup.

    Bob

    Robert_Levine@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Once again, thank you.

    Cyndee


    Cyndee_Meystel@adobeforums.com Guest

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    I just created a PDF from ID CS doent that uses black plus 2 Pantone
    colors. The Acrobat 6 Pro separations previews only lists the CMYK plates
    and doesn't show any spot color information.

    Have I missed something or am I doing something wrong? Thanks.

    Cyndee


    Cyndee_Meystel@adobeforums.com Guest

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    > Have I missed something or am I doing something wrong? Thanks.

    Both, apparently. ;)

    Exactly how did you create the PDF and are you sure you used spot colors
    Beware the Pantone process colors which aren't spot colors at all.

    Bob

    Robert_Levine@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Preserve Pantone spot color information in PDF

    If you are exporting the PDF from InDesign, make sure that you have
    selected "Color: Leave unchanged" in the Advanced tab of the export
    settings dialog.
    Guy_Smiley@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Preserve Pantone spot color information in PDF

    Actually, CMYK will work also.

    Bob

    Robert_Levine@adobeforums.com Guest

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