Mysterious outlines on transparencies and drop shadows

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

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Feb 5, 2008
    #1
    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

    macstudent

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    Feb 12, 2002
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    Milwaukee, WI
    #2
    Open the PDF in acrobat professional and turn on overprint preview. The outlines should go away.
     

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