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For a Microsoft Publisher 2002 version of this article, see 279385
When you try to click Color Printing (on the Tools menu, point to Commercial Printing Tools), the Color Printing option may be unavailable (appears dimmed) in Microsoft Office Publisher 2003.
The Color Printing option is unavailable if your publication is a mail merge publication. A mail merge publication can only be printed in Composite RGB format. A mail merge publication cannot be sent to a commercial printer for color separations and printed in cyan-magenta-yellow-black (CMYK) or spot color mode.
If you want to use spot color or you want to use CMYK color separations, you must cancel your mail merge or complete the mail merge as a new publication. To cancel your mail merge, follow these steps:
You can use the Commercial Printing Tools settings when you are taking a publication to a print shop for color separations and printing from plates on an offset printer. You can use the Mail and Catalog Merge settings for printing envelopes, labels, and other documents. These two features are mutually exclusive in Microsoft Office Publisher.