How to input a specific Pantone color number in Illustrator?


Can someone please tell me the steps to input a Pantone number in Illustrator?

For example, I have selected what I want to color, now I want to make that selection Pantone #300. Where do I input that "#300" so that my selection now using that color?

I've looked all over the swatch panel and do not see how or where to do that.

12/8/2015 8:30:00 AM

  1. Open the Swatches palette.
  2. Click on the palette's options icon in the top right (three horizontal bars with a tiny triangle next to them).
  3. Open Swatch Library > Color Books > and choose either Pantone+ Solid Coated or Pantone+ Solid Uncoated. Actual books present may vary with your Illustrator version.
  4. A separate swatches panel appears with all the swatches in the book. On top of the panel is a search function. Enter the number (just the number) in that field and your desired swatch will be selected.
  5. (Optionally) Drag the swatch from the book to your Swatches palette and apply fur fun and profit.
12/8/2015 8:28:00 AM