View Full Version : Mysterious outlines on transparencies and drop shadows

Feb 5, 2008, 01:04 PM
Hi, all of a sudden I'm experiencing a new problem when I design in InDesign CS. When I make a pdf or print a project, every box (type, shape, anything) that has a drop shadow or transparency has a thin white outline. None of these boxes physically have an outline on them, and the outlines aren't showing while I work in InDesign. On a white background, this is no problem, but it's very obvious on any overlapping objects or objects on top of a color. Trying to get around it, I have also rebuilt one page in Photoshop and imported it to InDesign as one file, and the outlines still appeared. I'm working with the same programs I always have (CS for both) on a MAC Powerbook with OS X 10.4.11. If anyone might know what's going on, I'd love some help solving this!

Thanks, Amanda

Feb 5, 2008, 01:28 PM
Open the PDF in acrobat professional and turn on overprint preview. The outlines should go away.