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When I apply a drop shadow to a pic and then rotate that pic 180 degrees, the drop shadow stays in the same place .... ie 0 degrees. InDesign CS, Windows XP Professional. Can anyone enlighten me. Thanks Cliff...

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    Default Drop Shadow on 180 degree rotated object

    When I apply a drop shadow to a pic and then rotate that pic 180 degrees, the drop shadow stays in the same place .... ie 0 degrees.
    InDesign CS, Windows XP Professional.
    Can anyone enlighten me.
    Thanks
    Cliff
    Cliff_McCann@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Drop Shadow on 180 degree rotated object

    ID has always been like this. I moaned about from the start but some people thought it was a good idea. An obvious improvement would be a tick box to keep the shadow with the object or the page, but until then you'll have to grin & bear it.

    Mick
    UK
    Mick_Rose@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Drop Shadow on 180 degree rotated object

    To add to that, you might want to pay the feature request forum a visit
    and cast your vote.

    Bob

    Bob_Levine Guest

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    Default Re: Drop Shadow on 180 degree rotated object

    [email]Mick_Roseadobeforums.com[/email] wrote in news:3bb4a936.0webx.la2eafNXanI:
    > ID has always been like this.
    Which makes sense, given that a drop shadow is a *shadow*. When you
    rotate a physical object on your desk, your desk lamp doesn't move.
    Guy_Smiley@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Drop Shadow on 180 degree rotated object

    "When you rotate a physical object on your desk, your desk lamp doesn't
    move."


    No, but the shape of the shadow changes.

    k


    Ken_Grace@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Drop Shadow on 180 degree rotated object

    So that means I can't impose pages with drop shadow pics or type at 180 degrees.
    Surely not!!!
    Cliff_McCann@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Drop Shadow on 180 degree rotated object

    Yep, you can't rotate page objects & rotate the shadow as well. Pretty daft not to have the option of rotating the shadow with the object.

    Mick
    Mick_Rose@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Drop Shadow on 180 degree rotated object

    There is a viable workaround which might even be the best way to do manual imposition even if they "fix" this feature: Dave Saunders "Rotate Drop Shadows with Objects" 6/28/04 4:08am </cgi-bin/webx?14.2cd11954/3>

    Dave
    Dave_Saunders@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Drop Shadow on 180 degree rotated object

    Without burrowing back to look at Dave's workaround, you could also place
    your graphics individually on pages, PDF the pages, then bring the PDFs back
    in to replace the graphics. If that's what you suggested Dave, sorry for the
    duplication

    k


    Ken_Grace@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Drop Shadow on 180 degree rotated object

    Thanks boys. That seems a pretty good way to get by.
    Cliff_McCann@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Drop Shadow on 180 degree rotated object

    An even easier solution is to change the X and Y offset values in the dialog box. Two positive numbers = shadow on lower right (default). Two negative numbers = shadow on upper left. X negative, Y positive = shadow on lower left. X positive, Y negative = shadow on upper right. Then, if you make the two values unequal (one much higher than the other), you can control precisely where the shadow falls.

    Frankly, I think it's completely logical for ID to keep the shadow tied to the X and Y offset values, even when the object is rotated. If the shadow stayed relative to the object, and you didn't care for the shadow's placement, you'd have to keep rotating it back to square one, changing the shadow, then re-rotating it. This way, you have precise control over the direction of the shadow even after the object is rotated.

    ..:. Craig R. Smith
    Craig_R._Smith@adobeforums.com Guest

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