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Old 11-10-2005, 06:57 PM   #11
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In the first of about 60 files, InDesign is reporting the 4 process and 11 spot colours! How this book ever got printed in the first place I'll never know!
Hm. This sounds like the kind of tedium that could be automated with AppleScript. Perhaps the files all use same-named spot colors and a script could be written to, effectively, search and replace.

   
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This AppleScript script will convert all spot colors in a document to process:

tell application "InDesign CS"
tell document 1
set model of every color whose model is spot to process
end tell
end tell

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Old 11-10-2005, 08:34 PM   #13
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Actually, you might be after something a bit more brutal:

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tell application "InDesign CS"
	tell document 1
		repeat with i from 1 to count of colors
			try -- ignore errors with fixed colors
				set properties of color i to {space:CMYK, model:process}
			end try
		end repeat
	end tell
end tell
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Old 11-11-2005, 12:58 AM   #14
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Shane,
You are far too generous with your time! The last time you baled me out (printing a succession of single-page PDFs), I determinedly went out and bought "Applescript for Dummies". Unfortunately, I'm still on Chapter 1, not because it's too hard, but because I don't seem have any time. Could this be because I'm always trying to deal with problems like these, I wonder?!
Anyway, many thanks. I'll give them a try.
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Old 11-11-2005, 01:17 AM   #15
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Unfortunately, I'm still on Chapter 1, not because it's too hard, but because I don't seem have any time. Could this be because I'm always trying to deal with problems like these, I wonder?!
Sadly, that's a common enough treadmill...

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Old 11-11-2005, 07:50 AM   #16
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I just knew there had to be an AS way!

Sheepishly I must admit (as though it's not painfully obvious!) that I'm not doing any scripting yet, primarily for the same reason as Adrian. <sigh> I've not given up, though!

   
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