Cannot Delete InDesign Swatch?
If you are using InDesign, you might have encountered a problem which is actually all too common: No matter what you do, you cannot delete that darn colour from your Swatches Palette. Here are a couple of tips on how to handle this problem.
- Export your document to an InDesign Interchange format, using File>Export. This will save with an .inx extention. Close your original document and open the .inx version from InDesign. If your unused colors haven’t already disappeared already, you should be able to remove them and save your document in .indd format over the original.
- If the above fix doesn’t remove the ghost colors, try this: create a new blank 1 page document. Set up your margins and columns to match your original document. In the original document, select all the page icons on your page pallet. Drag the pages onto the new blank document page (not the Pages Palette). Delete the 1st page (this is the blank page). Your document should have copied over minus the colors. Save your new document under a new name so you can refer to the original for any tweaking.
This tip is actually from one of the About forum members, Jael B.