Delete spot colors

You can delete spot color inks as well as spot colors themselves. Inks are what a printer will use to print the publication on a press, and colors are what you use to design the publication. Spot colors can be different spot-color inks or can be one or more tints of a single spot-color ink.

If you are working with a commercial printing service to print your publication, it's a good idea to talk with someone from the service about how using spot-color inks will affect the cost of printing your publication.

Delete a spot-color ink

  1. On the Tools menu, point to Commercial Printing Tools, and then click Color Printing.

  2. Click the Inks tab.

  3. 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, Microsoft Office 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 its equivalent in luminosity of about a 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.

  4. Click OK.

Delete a spot color

  1. On the Tools menu, point to Commercial Printing Tools, and then click Color Printing.

  2. Click the Colors tab.

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

  4. In the Replace Color dialog box, click the color that you want to replace the deleted color, and then click OK.

  5. Click OK.

Note: Because Publisher only lists spot colors in the Colors tab that are in use, you must always replace a spot color that you delete.

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