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Is it possible to have the color of an object as a Variable? In my particular case I want to change the color of a rectangle with my datasets.

  • @Ovaryraptor thanks for answering. Where do you put that switching statement? is it some kind of scripting? thanks – Nico Jan 11 '18 at 18:19
  • I didn't read your question correctly. helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/… might help you in the right direction. – Ovaryraptor Jan 11 '18 at 19:56
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Please see my LinkedIn article here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/illustrator-variable-data-advanced-techniques-recoloring-vasily-hall/

It describes the usage of a menu-item script in the batch action which processes each dataset with a custom routine which colorizes shapes. The script called "Recolor.jsx" takes variable data from text frames associated with a variable field and uses it as a parameter for its function in setting document object colors. You can make creative uses of all the various application methods and their parameters.

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