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I have been searching this topic for 2 hours now ... have seen many posts about the infamous "box under/behind drop shadows" in InDesign CS. I, too, am having the same trouble. With ANY color under a drop shadow text box (shadow on the type), I get that same box everyone refers to. It doesn't matter what color I use under, it always prints. I tried saving as PDF, tried everything I've read, to no avail. The ONLY way I've found to have it not print, is: 1) remove the drop shadow, or 2) remove the background color. For now, ...

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    Default Drop Shadow prints with a "box"

    I have been searching this topic for 2 hours now ... have seen many posts about the infamous "box under/behind drop shadows" in InDesign CS. I, too, am having the same trouble. With ANY color under a drop shadow text box (shadow on the type), I get that same box everyone refers to. It doesn't matter what color I use under, it always prints. I tried saving as PDF, tried everything I've read, to no avail. The ONLY way I've found to have it not print, is: 1) remove the drop shadow, or 2) remove the background color.

    For now, I'll create it in Photoshop and bring it back in, but I would love to figure this out as to why it does not work properly in
    InDesign.

    Thanks for any answers you can give. (I'm sure lots of other would love to know too!)

    Dave
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    Dave_Salo@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Drop Shadow prints with a "box"

    You've told us almost nothing. What color model are you using?
    Transparency blend space? Flattener settings?

    For PDF how are you creating the PDF? Export? Print to PDF? What are the
    settings?

    What printer are you using?

    Bob
    Bob Guest

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    Default Re: Drop Shadow prints with a "box"

    CMYK
    Multiply
    High Resolution default

    Tried both...many settings (not sure specifically as to what you are asking ... I've literally tried every setting)

    Xerox Phaser 8400, Phaser 860, Minolta CF1501 Color Copier
    Dave_Salo@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Drop Shadow prints with a "box"

    When you create the PDF, do you have overprint preview on? Try this and see if the PDF then looks correct. The RIP must honor overprint settings for the drop shadows to work properly.
    joe_veiga@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Drop Shadow prints with a "box"

    It doesn't matter .... it looks fine on the screen. It just prints that way.
    Dave_Salo@adobeforums.com Guest

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