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I'm having trouble figuring out how to change the text color (not manually) between two threaded text frames. Here's the scenario: Page 1 has a black background so the text is white throughout the text frame. Page 2 has a white background and I need to have the text automatically turn black when flowing into this text frame. I can't seem to find a way to do this automatically. I'm probably missing something easy but just am having a mental block. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance....

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    Default Changing text color between threaded text frames

    I'm having trouble figuring out how to change the text color (not manually) between two threaded text frames. Here's the scenario:

    Page 1 has a black background so the text is white throughout the text frame. Page 2 has a white background and I need to have the text automatically turn black when flowing into this text frame. I can't seem to find a way to do this automatically.

    I'm probably missing something easy but just am having a mental block. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
    David_Burdette@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Changing text color between threaded text frames

    No can do...you'll need different paragraph styles. The only thing I can
    suggest as a workaround is playing around with the blend modes, but I'd
    be real careful going that route.

    Bob
    Bob Levine Guest

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    Default Re: Changing text color between threaded text frames

    A script may do what you want. I would post there.
    Richard_Sohanchyk@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Changing text color between threaded text frames

    Thanks. I'll try the scripts area.

    I thought about blends but that would only work if the background was a solid color. In my case there is variation so while the text may stand out, there may still be variation in the text color.

    We'll see!
    David_Burdette@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Changing text color between threaded text frames

    I have not tried this to know if it will work. Would using a nested style work? If there is something in the text flow you can latch onto to make the style change for you. like when the page number changes.
    Dennis_White@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Changing text color between threaded text frames

    There's nothing built into InDesign that allows this, but one way to make it happen is:

    - select the text box containing the text whose colour you want to change
    - open the effects tab
    - select the "text" row (underneat object, stroke, and fill)
    - apply an "inner shadow" effect to the text, making the shadow whatever colour you want the text, and turning up (or down) all the measurements: opacity 100%, distance and offsets down to 0mm, size as big as possible (100mm is fine on 8.5pt type, I've found) and choke 100%.

    Good luck!
    samwaltonyeah Guest

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