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Chapter 15. Color > To delete or globally replace a color:

To delete or globally replace a color:

1.
To delete or replace a color in a document, leave the document open.

or

To delete or replace a color on the default Colors palette (the default palette for new documents), close any open documents.

2.
Choose Edit > Colors (Shift-F12).

3.
If you're going to replace the deleted color, create the replacement color now, if it doesn't already exist.

4.
Click the color you want to delete. Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, White, and Registration cannot be deleted.

or

To delete all the colors that aren't currently being used in the document (and reduce the file's storage size), choose Show: Colors Not Used , then select the colors you want to delete. To do this, click the first in a series of consecutive colors, then Shift-click the last color in the series. Or Cmd-click/Ctrl-click to select non-consecutive colors.

Figure 2. In the Default Colors dialog box, click the color you want to delete, then click Delete. Or to delete all the colors that are not currently being used in the document, choose Show: Colors Not Used, select the colors you want to delete, then click Delete.


5.
Click Delete. If the color you deleted was currently applied to any item in the active document, a prompt will appear. Choose a replacement color from the “Replace with” pop-up menu , then click OK.

Figure 3. Choose a replacement color from the Replace with pop-up menu.


6.
Click Save.

TIP

To quickly delete one color, Ctrl-click/Right-click the color on the Colors palette, and choose Delete [color name]. Respond to the prompt, if it appears.



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