Colors Used in a PDF

kaiserwilhelm

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I do not think that Switch / Pitstop Server can do this - but thought I would ask if
(a) I am wrong and they can or (b) there is a third party software that can.

Assume there are no slugs that would throw things off. Pure 8.5 x 11 PDF that is 9.5 x 12.
Assume as well that the artist did their job and cleaned up around the edges so that we there is not something left on
the exterior far edges of the PDF that would throw this off.

So, Say I make a PDF that is 3/1 - Pantone 101,102, 103 over Black.
Can I get any Enfocus and or 3rd party software to tell me that the file was 3/1 and list the colors?
 

zoran

Well-known member
Yes, it is part of the preflight of most of the software packages designed for Prepress.
 

abc

Well-known member
You probably need the Gather Color Action, and a report then depending on what you want to do next.
Take the XMLv3 report and then you can parse the report in Switch and do something with the data.

When you say 3/1, are talking about a single side of a page or is the /1 the back up?
 

kaiserwilhelm

Well-known member
You probably need the Gather Color Action, and a report then depending on what you want to do next.
Take the XMLv3 report and then you can parse the report in Switch and do something with the data.

When you say 3/1, are talking about a single side of a page or is the /1 the back up?
3 colors on the front. 1 on the back
 

abc

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Ok so you need to take into account two pages, odd and even.
The gather color Action is the one to try.
 

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