Choosing a color from a custom color palette

A custom color palette can include colors from any color model or fixed color palette. Custom color palettes should be saved as a color palette file (.CPL extension.) The User Defined Inks are all custom spot colors. If you create color separations when printing, each color from this palette will require a separate printing plate. If you don't want to use spot colors, convert the spot colors to process colors when printing. For more information see "Creating color separations" on page 729.

To choose the uniform fill or outline color of an object

K I Select the object with the Pick tool. 2 Do one of the following:

Open the Fill Tool flyout, and click the Uniform Fill button to change the fill color, or press SHIFT + F11.

• Open the Outline Tool flyout, and click the Outline Color Dialog button to change the outline color, or press SHIFT + F12.

^ 3 Click the Custom Palettes tab.

4 Choose a palette from the Palette list box.

5 Do one of the following:

• Scroll the color scroll bar to the color swatch you want to select.

• Click the name list box arrow and scroll down to the color name you want to select.

• Type in the color name in the Name list box.

• Hold down the mouse button on a color swatch and select a color from the neighborhood color picker.

6 Click the color swatch you want to use.

To display or hide the names of the colors

1 Follow steps 1 to 4 from the previous procedure.

2 Click the Options button and enable or disable Show Color Names.

• The Palette list box displays only the currently open custom palettes and palettes inside the Custom\Palettes folder. Open another palette through the Palette list box by choosing Open Palette and specifying the folder and filename.

• The neighborhood color picker for Custom Palettes shows colors that are the closest to the chosen color swatch by Hue and Lightness.

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