5 Replies Latest reply on Aug 12, 2011 3:37 PM by Chuckmg

    frame borders and text fading on page 1

    Chuckmg Level 1

      A major problem with a newsletter due.

       

      1.On the first page only, of a 10 page newsletter, 3 of 5 frames have black borders. I have searched multiple forms. I have found no solution in any of the procedures that solve the problem in other cases.

       

      2. Also on page 1, the 1st text frame (circa two thirds of the page) fades towards the right margin.  The characteristics are as follows:
         a. If the right margin of the text box is moved, howsoever slight, all all the text appears until the cursor is pulled away. Then  it disappears once again.
         b. The same is true of a printed page and a direct output PDF page.

       

      3. Picture of page

           http://www.flickr.com/photos/41394254@N03/6015351613/in/photostream

      Chuck

        • 1. Re: frame borders and text fading on page 1
          Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

          The black borders are easy -- select the frames and remove the stroke, either by setting the color to [None] or the stroke weight to 0.

           

          The fade is a feather, but it's hard to tell if it's applied to the text frame, or to some other frame on top that we can't see because you have frame edges turned off. Start by selecting the text frame and go to Object > Effects  and see if Gradient Feather is checked in the menu. If it is, click to open the gradient Gradient Feather dialog and unchek the box to remove it. If not, look for another frame on top of the text (do a select all) then delete that frame.

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          • 2. Re: frame borders and text fading on page 1
            Chuckmg Level 1

            Peter,

             

            That did it ... for both problems!!!    You're great and

            knowledgeable!!  Knowledgeable in knowing the answers ... and great

            for responding!!

             

            Many thanks,

            Chuck

             

            >The black borders are easy -- select the frames and remove the

            >stroke, either by setting the color to or the stroke weight

            >to 0.

            >

            >The fade is a feather, but it's hard to tell if it's applied to the

            >text frame, or to some other frame on top that we can't see because

            >you have frame edges turned off. Start by selecting the text frame

            >and go to Object > Effects  and see if Gradient Feather is checked

            >in the menu. If it is, click to open the gradient Gradient Feather

            >dialog and unchek the box to remove it. If not, look for another

            >frame on top of the text (do a select all) then delete that frame.

            >

            • 3. Re: frame borders and text fading on page 1
              Chuckmg Level 1

              Peter,

               

              I ran into 1 thing not noted in your response to the text fading issue:   It is necessary to Ungroup all frames containg the frame(s) with fading.

               

              Chuck

              • 4. Re: frame borders and text fading on page 1
                Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

                It's actually possible to select an individual object in a group, but the thechniques and ease of doing so varies a bit with different versions of ID. In CS5 or CS5.5 double-clicking the frame with the selection tool should select it individually if it is in a group, and you can clcik the little bok to the right of the object name in the Layers panel, if you know which object it is, and in all versions the Direct Select tool should be able to isolate a member of a group. You 'll also probably see some little widgets in the Control Panel when a group is selected that look like a flow chart or family tree. These can be used to selec the first member of the group, then to work your way one at a time through all members.

                • 5. Re: frame borders and text fading on page 1
                  Chuckmg Level 1

                  Peter,

                   

                  My apologies for not responding sooner.  Have been away.

                   

                  This last reply was every bit  as accurate and helpful as the last.

                  This is coming via email since I could no longer  reply on Forum.

                   

                  Once again, many thanks.

                   

                  Chuck

                   

                  >It's actually possible to select an individual object in a group,

                  >but the thechniques and ease of doing so varies a bit with different

                  >versions of ID. In CS5 or CS5.5 double-clicking the frame with the

                  >selection tool should select it individually if it is in a group,

                  >and you can clcik the little bok to the right of the object name in

                  >the Layers panel, if you know which object it is, and in all

                  >versions the Direct Select tool should be able to isolate a member

                  >of a group. You 'll also probably see some little widgets in the

                  >Control Panel when a group is selected that look like a flow chart

                  >or family tree. These can be used to selec the first member of the

                  >group, then to work your way one at a time through all members.

                  >