Pagemaker to PDF Colors

Pagemaker to PDF Colors

Post by radi » Sat, 06 Sep 2003 08:36:02

I create a box in Pagmaker, colored with RGB Spot "Red," and then
distill to a PDF.

When I check the box color with PitStop, I find it listed as, Spot
Color, Red, with Alternate Space of CMYK. Nowhere does it indicate
that this is RGB.

And, this is >before< I have run the PDF through any CMYK conversion.

However, if I place an RGB image onto the same PM page, and then
distill to a PDF, Pitstop will indicate that the image is indeed RGB.

This has caused no problems, since I convert all PDF's to CMYK. But I
sure am curious about this. I've always had a few questions about the
PM color dialog box, but never seem to find the right answers in the
manual, or online.

Any help would be >greatly< appreciated.

--> Ray T.

Pagemaker to PDF Colors

Post by hoffman » Sat, 06 Sep 2003 13:56:50


be sure that there is no message like "This Color uses Kodak CMS..".
Everything works nicely if CMYK and RGB colors are defined by numbers,
no names, no references to libraries.
Export to PDF "no CMS, leave colors unchanged".
The result can be checked in Photoshop. For the RGB part open doc in
RGB, for the CMYK part of course in CMYK. Otherwise one would have
mutual conversions.
I cannot comment PitStop.

Best regards --Gernot Hoffmann