Preflight to check if specific spot color exists

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LasseThid
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Preflight to check if specific spot color exists

Post by LasseThid » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:05 pm

Is it possible to preflight to see whether the spot color Cut is present in the file or not?
Also is it possible to return a yes/no or true/false for use in Switch?
I.e. if the spot color Cut exists go this way otherwise go that way.

Update: In the section Extra you can add action lists to the preflight, so I was able to add the action Detect Specific Spot Color and set it to look for Cut.
If I then set PitStop server to generate an XML I can see that if the spot color exists in the pdf I get a message say Spot color Cut is used (1x on page 1), but if it isn't detected then there is no message at all.

Update 2: Solved! By adding another Log Selection in the action list I was able to add a message if the color was not present and by renaming the report I'm able to use XML pickup and the rest solved itself... :lol:
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Re: Preflight to check if specific spot color exists

Post by PdFUser5000 » Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:22 am

Is it possible to do this with 2 groups of spot colors, so that i could sort them by used colors later in switch?

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Re: Preflight to check if specific spot color exists

Post by abailescollins » Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:22 pm

Yes, the important thing is to get the spot color names in to the XML report, then Switch can use them.

In Switch you can also see document spot colors in the "Define Text with variables' > Stats > Colorants >

But you need a sample PDF in the flow, on hold, to see any in the interface.
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