Setting up swatch and style defaults


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Setting up swatch and style defaults

I am often asked how you can get a color swatch to show up in every new document. For example, let's say your corporate color was Pantone 286. You are sick of creating new documents and adding the swatch every time. Here is the trick. Add it once, but while no documents are open. Right now, I have no documents opened. We call this the no-pub state, the no publication-open state and in this no- pub state, I am going to go ahead and create a new swatch. I will open the Swatches panel. Let's make this a little longer, so we can see more swatches in here, and I will go ahead and add a new swatch. I am going to make it a Spot color and I believe I said Pantone 286, so I'll pick the Pantone Solid Color Swatches here and I will type in 286.

Here we go. That's the color I want. That actually happens to be my favorite blue so I am going to pick that, click OK, and we can see that it added to the bottom of the Swatches panel. Now because I did this while no documents were open, it w...

Setting up swatch and style defaults
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Setting up swatch and style defaults provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS4 Beyond the Basics

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Design
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InDesign
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