InDesign prints color incorrectly WAS: an InDesign question

Subject: InDesign prints color incorrectly WAS: an InDesign question
From: Peter Gold <peter -at- knowhowpro -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2011 08:46:15 -0500

IMO, I don't think that quotation marks are the cause of such a specific and
focused symptom, especially if the quotes are within the document's text. If
the quotes are in the file name, it's certainly worth renaming the file and
trying again.

Have you tried exporting the file to PDF and printing the PDF? What results?

Without seeing the file, it's hard to diagnose the cause of the problem. I
suggest that you post on the Adobe InDesign forum. Often you'll get a useful
reply quickly, and if a round or two of Q-and-A doesn't get to the solution,
you'll be asked to post the file where it can be downloaded for examination.
State the complete operating system's name, and the exact full name of your
InDesign CS version from About InDesign, such as 7.5.1 (the "true" name of
InDesign CS5.5 is Version 7.5.) If your installation isn't updated to the
latest, install the update, try again, and report the results.



Peter Gold
KnowHow ProServices

On Mon, Sep 5, 2011 at 12:55 AM, <techwr-l-request -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>wrote:

> Message: 3
> Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2011 12:26:43 -0400
> From: "Margaret Cekis" <Margaret -dot- Cekis -at- comcast -dot- net>
> To: "'Becca'" <becca_price -at- yahoo -dot- com>, "'TECHWR-L'"
> <techwr-l -at- techwr-l -dot- com>
> Subject: RE: an InDesign question
> Message-ID: <1BBDF56F6EF441099F043A633C89BE32 -at- Margy>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
> Becca asked about a quote not appearing in color in an InDesign class
> project:
> "Our first project was an "about me" 1-page flier. Mine is fairly stark,
> but
> I do have a quote in the middle that is specified to be in red - and it
> only
> prints in black. The teacher tried to change the color from the CMYK I had
> specified to RGB, hoping that would do it, but it only still prints in
> black.? All other colors print as specified.? The teacher's reaction was a
> shrug and "beats me"."
> _____________________________________
> Becca:
> I don't have a copy of InDesign at hand, but quote marks have special
> properties in UNIX-based programs, and InDesign started its life in UNIX
> and
> Macs. Try removing the quote marks, and see if the quote prints properly.
> If
> it does, you'll have to search for "Using special characters". I believe
> that you may need extra quote marks to keep the program from treating the
> quote as an exception to the color specification. HTH, or it may trigger
> someone else to provide the info you need.
> Margaret Cekis, Johns Creek GA

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