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Change color on a vector object

Change color on a vector object

Change color on a vector object

When InDesign was first introduced and I attended a seminar, there was a way of changing the color on a vector object.

For instance, a logo could be used several times in a document and rather than having multiple .eps files being placed, you could change the color within InDesign. I cannot remember the steps involved; i.e., do you "place" the vector file, do you "drag and drop it" from an open illustrator document, --- anyone utilizing this feature that can shed light on it, would be greatly appreciated.

Also, does any use InDesign for annual reports? When utilizing tabs and needed to double-underscore various columns of figures, how do you get .5 rules underneath each of the columns without having rules crossing the white gutters?

Thanks in advance for any assistance in these challenges.

RE: Change color on a vector object

The way that I colorize images within InDesign, requires that the image be a TIF. Select content and apply desired color from your swatch palette.

RE: Change color on a vector object

thanks Ruflan; however, that isn't exactly what I was trying to achieve -- but I did finally after exhaustive efforts, find the answer:

In ILLUSTRATOR,m open PREFERENCES, to to FILE HANDING & CLIPBOARD panel -- Turn on "AICD [no transparency support]" and click on the radio button - "PRESERVE PATHS". Now when Illustrator paths are copied to the clipboard and pasted into InDesign, they are editable and you can also change colors as well as the paths. -- ALSO WORKS IN REVERSE -- but the preferences must be changed first in Illustrator -- copy InDesign paths and frames & paste them into Illustrator and they are all editable as well.

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