Mysterious outlines on transparencies and drop shadows

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by ahgea1, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2008
    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
  2. macrumors 6502


    Feb 12, 2002
    Milwaukee, WI
    Open the PDF in acrobat professional and turn on overprint preview. The outlines should go away.

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