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  1. Select the input files or pages with the spot colors that you want to affect.
  2. Start a refine process on the selected files by dragging the files to the refine process template.
  3. Enable some but not all spot-color reduction by setting two options in the process template:
    1. In the Start Process dialog box, click Edit Process Template.
    2. Select and expand the Spot Color Handling section.
    3. In the Map Spot Colors area, select the Enable Spot Color Mapping check box and clear the Map All Spot Colors to Process check box.
    4. Close the process template.
  4. Reduce individual spot colors using the Color Mapping dialog box:
    1. In the Start Process dialog box, click Color Mapping.
      The Color Mapping dialog box appears.
    2. If you want to add or change a color in the Page Color column, see Adding or Changing Colors.
    3. Select the spot color that you want to reduce.
    4. In the Output Selected as list, indicate how to reduce the spot color:


      To Do ThisDo This in the Output Selected As List
      Convert a spot color to process colorSelect a process color.
      Map a spot color to another spot colorSelect another spot color.
    5. Click OK.
  5. Click OK to close the Start Process dialog box.
    The refine process occurs applying the settings from both the refine process template and the Color Mappings dialog box. Refined pages are generated.
  • If the file is separated, you cannot convert spot colors to process color. You can map a spot color to another spot color, but only using existing separations.
  • You can also handle spot colors during the initial refine of the input files. You start by selecting the input files instead of pages.
  • 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.
  • The Color Mapping dialog box has no effect unless Enable Spot Color Mapping is selected in the process template.
  • If you edit the process template from the Start Process dialog box and use the Color Mapping dialog box, the most recently applied settings take precedence.
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