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Old 09-02-2005, 12:19 PM   #3
Robin Springall
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One of my jobs today was similar to your experience. Quack 6.5 Mac, document has a greyscale tiff and some text, all coloured Pantone 2728C. Exported as PDF: the separated file correctly showed just one colour, but the composite ended up with the text in the Pantone and the image in 4-colour.

As you discovered, the only way to correct the compo file is to choose DeviceN. Even more strange was the fact that in the the composite PDFs that I made using the CMYK or As Is print colours, the image ended up as Index colour. I don't have colour profiles in the tiff nor any colour management in Quark, and I get the same results whether I export as PDF directly or print to PDF through Adobe PDF 7.

Just for fun I recreated document in InDesign and it created a correct PDF: the image and text were Pantone 2728C, with no mention of Index or DeviceN.

Drives you potty, doesn't it?
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