Delete excess spot-color inks

Microsoft Office Publisher does not allow more than 12 spot-color inks in a publication. When you change the color printing setup of a publication from Any color (RGB) to Spot colors (in Color Printing, Commercial Printing Tools), all colors used in the publication become spot-color inks. If the publication uses more than 12 colors, you must reduce the number of spot-color inks to 12 or fewer.

In the Inks tab of the Color Printing dialog box (Commercial Printing Tools), do one of the following:

Manually delete excess spot-color inks

  1. Click the arrow next to the spot-color ink you want to delete, and then click Delete.

    One of the following will happen:

    • If the spot-color ink is labeled Not in use, Publisher will delete it.

    • If the spot-color ink is labeled In use, Publisher will open the Replace Ink dialog box where you must choose a spot-color ink to replace the one you have deleted.

      How?

      1. In the Replace Ink dialog box, click the spot-color ink that you want to replace the deleted ink.

      2. Do one of the following:

        • Click Maintain luminosity to maintain the same lightness value in the replacement ink as in the deleted ink. For example, you would click this option to replace a 100% tint of yellow with an approximately 10% tint of blue.

          maintain luminosity

        • Click Keep tint percentage to maintain the same tint in the replacement ink as in the deleted ink. For example, you would click this option to replace a 100% tint of yellow with a 100% tint of blue.

          keep tint percentage

      3. Click OK.

  2. Click OK.

Automatically delete excess spot-color inks

  • In the Inks tab, click Delete Excess Inks.

    Publisher will merge spot-color inks until only 12 remain.

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