2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 19, 2013 8:44 AM by gandhin123

    Strikethrough behind text


      Is there any way to make strikethrough appear behind text instead of covering it?


      I am trying to make highlight with the underline function such that one side of the highlight is curved, and the other is flat (see first screen shot).


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      It was suggested that I do this by making part of the highlight with underline, and part with strikethrough, and overlapping them. This seems to be a good solution except that strikethrough by default covers the text (see the next screen shot).


      Screen Shot 2013-06-19 at 11.20.13 AM.png

      If I could make the strikethrough appear behind the text, this would work perfectly. Is this possible?

        • 1. Re: Strikethrough behind text
          Eugene Tyson Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          You can set it to "Overprint" which sorta does it but not really.


          To view the result go to View>Overprint Preview


          But I'm not sure if your printers will like it - best to check this with them.

          • 2. Re: Strikethrough behind text
            gandhin123 Level 1

            I'm not sure if I'm doing it wrong, but using Overprint doesn't seem to work. Anyway, I've found a solution that seems to work so far (see screen shot).


            Screen Shot 2013-06-19 at 11.39.56 AM.png


            Here's what I did:

            1. Highlight each of the words with the underline function (with a curved cap stroke for the first word, and a butt cap stroke for the second word).
            2. Use strikethrough with the same properties (weight, offset, and color) for the space in between the words.