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drop shadow effect bug - in NEW 2018 Indesign

The Blend Mode in DROP SHADOW is FROZEN on MULTIPLY.. I cannot choose any other blend option... i.e. screen, darken, lighten..and it defaults to MULTIPLY...

I tried drop shadow filter on multiple elements and documents.. STILL FROZEN... BIG BUG..

I'll go back to using the older version until you get your issues fixed.

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Can you add a video showing the issue? and some steps to reproduce the issue…
We are unable to reproduce this bug.
Are you on MAC or Win? Does it happen with all documents?
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Also, please confirm if your issue is similar to one mentioned here.. https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs/suggestions/31964464-blending-effects



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  • Donovan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    ID 13.1
    MacOS 10.13.3
    iMac 27" mid 2010
    I am on the most recent update, and this issue is more than just drop shadow. It is any drop down menu / item where you have multiple choices. Whether it is Settings, Drop shadow, Transparency, PDF output, etc. anything that has a menu choice associated with it. A simple quit and restart of InDesign fixes it. I'm not sure why it does it in the first place, but as soon as I notice that I can't change things, I Quit and Restart InDesign and I'm back in business.

  • Christo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Thanks for getting back to me.. I decided to restart my mac after installing updates to all the new adobe products. After my reboot, I went to InDesign 2018 and the DROP SHADOW effect works perfectly now... Just needed to reboot.. Thanks a lot.. You guys are great!!!

  • Ivan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Just updated to most recent InDesign version. Please take a look on Effects > Transparency > Basic Blending.

    Under Basic blending options, I can't switch between any of the transparency blending options.

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