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How to knock out overlap between two outlined text boxes

Feb 5, 2013 11:25 AM

I need two text boxes, one on top of the other. They are both outlined. How can I knock out the portions of the frames that overlap? Note I'm only interested in changing the appearance, not the reality - I want to continue to have two seperate text frames. I achieved the look I want in the attached example by making a small white rectangle and placing it over the area where I did not want the horizontal line(s) to show. Obviously, that is a kludge. Is there a more elegant, correct solution?overlap.jpg

 
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    Feb 5, 2013 11:30 AM   in reply to MarieMeyer

    What's the srong reason for requiring two frames?

     

    You could remove the outlines, then group and paste into a new outlined frame.

     
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    Feb 5, 2013 11:41 AM   in reply to MarieMeyer

    How about the group and pase into suggestion? Will that work?

     
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    Feb 5, 2013 11:48 AM   in reply to MarieMeyer

    No, my slightly more elegant kludge. Two text frames grouped, then pasted into a larger stroked frame (that you can make by using the pathfinder).

     
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    Feb 5, 2013 12:09 PM   in reply to MarieMeyer

    Only if you figure out how to script that too. ID's conditions apply only to text, not to the frames containing the text.

     
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