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  1. 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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    4 comments  ·  Effects/Transparency  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,
    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?
    You can add a video to WeTransfer/Dropbox etc and add a link here as comment.

    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

    -Aman

  2. InDesign changing opacity for an unselected item

    I am trying to place a slightly opaque rectangle over an image but when I select to lower the opacity on the rectangle, the image (regardless if it's above or below) changes as well.

    What's more odd is when I select that photo after I do the action, the image says it is at 100%. The "change" has not been reflected. I have uploaded a 1-2-3 photo demo. Note the photo's slight change in transparency although set at 100%.

    This happens when the photo and rectangle are in separate layers, as well. The two items are not placed within each…

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    2 comments  ·  Effects/Transparency  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This is expected behavior.
    There is something called as Transparency Blend Space in InDesign (see under Edit menu) which is either set to Document RGB or Document CMYK. When you change the Transparency of any element on the page, the RGB or Grayscale Images suddenly change – they become muted. The color space you choose as your transparency blend space will determine a lot about the look of your transparency effects. Everything on a spread is converted to the transparency blend space, regardless of whether that object is actually involved in the effect.

  3. Anchored item with white overprints

    This is a 'white' bug.

    I regularly use anchoring to keep items aligned and for spacing.
    Text is black. Art or tables need white in them to knockout the shade beneath.

    When a table is placed inline or a piece of art is anchored in a text box that has a color or a border... the white is ignored in the anchored object.

    There is no reason to ignore a color just because it is inline or anchored.

    This bug forces me to layer the object on a different layer, causing extra work in keeping the item aligned after edits.

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  4. Objects with Opacity Fill below 100%, appear as 100% when PDF proof placed in a layout file.

    Created ad with objects containing simple color fills below 100% (50% and 30%) opacity. Exported proofs to use in a Indesign magazine layout file. Once the PDF was dropped into a frame, those faded opacity values jumped back to 100%. Fix was to re-edit the original files, change Opacity values, re-save, re-export proof, drop proof back into main layout. Very annoying.

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  5. eyedropper

    Eyedropper not working in CC2018 (ME enabled). When I click a blank square then use eyedropper tool to copy color values from an existing vector graphic, the vector graphic container changes color instead. And while testing just now, if I draw two squares, one black one white, then select one to copy the color of the other, the selected square disappears. Text blocks fail to copy too and all eyedropper options are selected. This wasn't an issue with CC17.

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    Hi

    There are two different issues mentioned here, and let me address them separately:
    1. Clicking a blank square then using eyedropper tool to copy color values from an existing vector graphic, the vector graphic container changes color instead.
    >>> Are you facing this problem with a specific vector graphic or with any graphic as I am unable to reproduce this issue with InDesign CC (13.0.1)? If possible, please share your indd file as a package with anasgupt@adobe.com and a small video demonstrating the issue will be really helpful.

    2. If I draw two squares, one black one white, then select one to copy the color of the other, the selected square disappears.
    >>> With InDesign CC (13.0) the transform options have been added to the Eyedropper settings, this includes size and position. It seems that these options for you are checked and when you click on the square to…

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