That's ok Joe - sounds a lot like me. We never did get the spots to take the curve automatically, so we did it the old-fashioned way and created separate curves for CMYK & spot and directed each to it's own proprietary curve in the workflow. It does work in kind of a late '90's way.
Oh man that has been 8+ years since I used Nexus and I can't even remember what I had for dinner yesterday. I do remember using Nexus and we were using Symphony and we did output spot colors occasionally but I don't think we ever had a problem in doing so. Sorry.
This seems to be what we are getting right now:
Joe or anyone that has used Nexus - wondering if I can tap your memory to the Nexus days. We are trying to update our cal curves from FastCal to Symphony. We have everything working except spot colours. Every test we send the CMYK goes ok, but the spot colours fail (no curve chosen) even though we have designated a curve to use. We can get it to run by choosing the spot colour tif in the workflow and picking the curve manually, but I'f like it to pick it up automatically, like it is doing for CMYK. Any ideas?
PDF is probably easiest but you can also print to the hold queue direct from InDesign, Illy, PS, Word, etc.
There's a reported bug in the client for iMac. Not only that issue, there will be a time that the client is going to be really slow. No issue with windows platform. I am not upgrading until the latest patch is released.
There's a button somewhere that you can check which is written like [Hold before output]. When you restore an archive file, before releasing the workflow items for re-processing, make sure that this check box is checked.
No. The files in CWS must be native, but not a supporting file, if that makes sense.