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Trueﬂow DTP Output Guideline The 14th Edition
Speciﬁcation of spot colors
3. Check that the icon to the right of the list has been changed.
This completes the setting.
II. [Ink Manager] setting
Changes to the colors in the document set in "Ink Manager" are not made, but rather the colors
are converted during output. With this conversion, spot colors in imported Illustrator data can
also be converted to process colors at the same time.
Of course it is also possible to set batch conversion of all of the spot colors to process colors for
1. Display the "Ink Manager" dialog box in one of the following ways.
• Swatchs palette menu
• Separations Preview menu
• [ Output ] in "Print" dialog box
• [ Advanced ] in "Export PDF" dialog box
2. Icons are displayed to the left of the individual colors.
If you click the spot color icon on the left, it changes to a process color icon. This ﬁnishes
In addition, if you want to convert the spot colors to process colors in batch, turn on "All
Spots to Process". All of the spot colors are converted to process colors.
In this example, the setting procedure
is described using InDesign CS5. The
procedure is the same when InDesign
CS - CS4 or Acrobat 7 - 9 is used. You
can make the same settings in the "Print"
dialog box in Illustrator CS - CS5.
In "Ink Manager", it is also possible to
output spot colors with different names,
such as "Green1" and "Green2" using the
If Illustrator EPS format data is imported
into InDesign, objects are already divided
at the point that the EPS is created, and
converted to overprints after that, so
unexpected results may occur.
If unexpected colors are appear in
the overprint preview with these ink
management settings, it is necessary to
edit the original data in Illustrator.