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Use this procedure if your proofer does not support spot colors.

CAUTION: If the spot colors will never be plated, reduce them during refine whenever possible. Color conversion is more predictable during refine than during other processes.

  1. Select the pages that you want to proof.
  2. Start a loose page output process on the selected files by dragging the pages to the loose page output process template.
  3. Reduce spot colors by selecting specific options in the process template:
    1. In the Start Process dialog box, click Edit Process Template.
    2. Expand the Render section.
    3. Determine how you want to reduce the spot colors:


      ToDo This

      Convert all spot colors to process color

      1. In the Spot Color Handling list, select Convert to Process.
      2. Select the Always Use Color Combiner to Convert Spots check box.

      Omit all spot colors from the proof

      In the Spot Color Handling list, select Don't Output.


      The options available in the Spot Color Handling list depend on the output type.

    4. Close the process template.
  4. Click OK to close the Start Process dialog box.
    The proof process occurs, applying the settings of both the loose page output process template and the Color Output dialog box. The proof is generated.
  • You can modify and save the process template before you start. Start the process using the modified process template, and do not click Edit Process Template in the Start Process dialog box.
  • You can also use this procedure to omit a process color from a proof. Instead of selecting a spot color in the Color Output dialog box, select a process color and set the Output Selected as list to Do Not Output.
  • To quickly set several colors to the same setting in the Color Output dialog box, select them all and then select an option in the Output Selected as list.
  • If you edit the process template from the Start Process dialog box and use the Color Output dialog box, the most recently applied settings take precedence.


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