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Text Opacity Problem

Jan 26, 2013 9:11 PM

We are using Mac InDesign CS 5.5 on multiple computers to create pages that will go together in a final product. For part of the design we are making the text with white letters set to 10% opacity. We are using the same steps to create this effect on all the computers however, on some of the computers the text disappears completely with the setting while on others the text is visible.


To create the opactiy settings, we create the textbox, type the text, select white from the swatches. With the text box selected we  go to Objects >> Effects >> Transparency. We select Text under Settings For: and then change the opacity to 10% under basic blending, mode normal.


Any ideas on why the same setting is not showing the same when created on different computers?



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    Jan 27, 2013 6:39 AM   in reply to TXYBCN

    I'm guessing that these computers are different models, different manufacturers, every different operating systems, right? Different hardware have different capabilities to reproduce the RGB signals. You're picking a value at the edge of the monitor response so you're seeing different results. (It's like walking into a Best Buy and looking at a wall of TVs and seeing different color displays of a football game. The TVs are from different manufacturers and have different hardware/software signals and response.)

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    Jan 27, 2013 12:49 PM   in reply to TXYBCN

    I think we'll need to see the file to figure this one out. Can you share?

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