3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 19, 2011 10:33 AM by BobLevine

    Drop Shadow Applying Strangely

    Seattle User Level 2

      I have a PDF created from Excel - basically a table full of information. When I place it into InDesign and apply a drop shadow, I want the drop shadow to basically only show on the right and bottom edge of the image - basically like it's a solid sheet of paper with the table printed on it.

       

      Instead, the drop shadow is applying to every single table line and text within the table, so I am seeing shadows everywhere. Is there a way to avoid this, or is this problem more in how the PDF is generated? For the record, I tried to 'Save as Adobe PDF' from within Excel, Print to PDF, and used the Acrobat ribbon - but they all give the same results. I also used a 'Flatten Document' script within Acrobat, but that didn't help either.