How to import Illustrator swatch libraries into InDesign - Adobe Indesign Mac?
I have a very reach swatch library in adobe-illustrator like food colors and.... But in adobe-indesign I don't have many colors. Why? Can I import them to indesign?
- In the Swatch Panel menu in Illustrator choose `Save Swatch Library as ASE'
- Save that to somewhere you can locate.
- In InDeign's Swatch Panel menu choose
Load Swatchesand select the .ase file you just saved.
You must save as an ASE file for InDesign to read the swatches.
Note: All Adobe applications can read and open .ase swatch files. So the same procedure is used when moving swatches between any Adobe applications.
Also Note: This only refers to color swatches in AI (global/spot/CMK/RGB). This does not work for gradient and pattern swatches in Illustrator. Gradient and pattern swatch types are not transferable.