Drop Shadow PROBLEM in ONE file

Community Beginner ,
Mar 25, 2022 Mar 25, 2022

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I have an InDesign file from a client. In this file, whenever I create a new text box and begin typing (or even pasting from another source) the text has a defaulted Drop Shadow.

I have removed the Drop Shadow from the Text Box tool and double checked all of the Paragraph and Character Styles & Style Sheets. I have removed the Drop Shadow from the overall InDesign application, too.

This does not happen on ANY OTHER InDesign file I work on.

Does anyone know if this could be some kind of corruption issue within this specific file???

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 25, 2022 Mar 25, 2022
When the text tool in your file is selected, the Object Style called basic photo is activated. The name is deceptive; basic photo is a text frame style.  I was able to fix your issue by selecting the text tool, then chosing [Basic Text Frame] in the Object Styles Pallet. Once done, the text tool then defaulted to the [Basic Text Frame] style instead of the basic photo style.  EDIT: The basic photo frame was set as the style to apply to new text frames. You can drag the T icon in the Object Sty...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 25, 2022 Mar 25, 2022

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Did you check the settings inside the Basic Text Frame object style?

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 25, 2022 Mar 25, 2022

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Yes.

I've checked everything. 

I'm losing my mind over here.

I'm pretty sure it's a glitch in my client's file

I've been a designer for 30+ years and this one has me scratching my head.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 25, 2022 Mar 25, 2022

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Can you make a copy of the file with any confidential material deleted, and post a link to it here? 

Maybe someone could find something by examining your actual file.

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Mar 25, 2022 Mar 25, 2022

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Attached is the InDesign File from my client. I have removed all of the images, but left all of the remaining items that they had in place. Please understand that this file was created AT a 55+ community by 55+ individuals. I'm not quite sure what they did here and they are not sure either.

Thanks for anyone who can figure this out for me. (BTW, I've created a new template for them to use in hopes that this doesn't happen again....fingers crossed)

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 25, 2022 Mar 25, 2022

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When the text tool in your file is selected, the Object Style called basic photo is activated.

The name is deceptive; basic photo is a text frame style. 

I was able to fix your issue by selecting the text tool, then chosing [Basic Text Frame] in the Object Styles Pallet. Once done, the text tool then defaulted to the [Basic Text Frame] style instead of the basic photo style. 

 

EDIT: The basic photo frame was set as the style to apply to new text frames. You can drag the T icon in the Object Style panel to moe that icon to change the default.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 25, 2022 Mar 25, 2022

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Yup.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 25, 2022 Mar 25, 2022

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FANTASTIC!!!
Thank you so much.
I've never had to use that for any reason in all the years I've been doing
this (30+).

I appreciate your guidance 😊

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 26, 2022 Mar 26, 2022

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I'm 64 and live in a 55+ community. I've been using InDesign since 1999 and found the issue (that's already been pointed out to you) in about 30 seconds. I also run more than three miles a day so what the hell is your point in including that information?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 26, 2022 Mar 26, 2022

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Go get 'em Bob! 😁Ignorance (lack of knowledge) is not exclusive to any age...

David Creamer
Adobe Certified Instructor, Adobe Certified Professional, and Adobe Certified Expert (since 1995)

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Mar 26, 2022 Mar 26, 2022

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I am so terribly sorry. I did not mean to offend anyone. I, myself, am 51.
I adore my clients and wanted to simply point out that my clients may not
be as tech-savvy as the younger generations. I guess I probably should have
said that, rather than point out ages. My, sincerest, apologies.

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Mar 25, 2022 Mar 25, 2022

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I've selected the correct answer on you behalf. If this isn't the correct one please let us know and we can change it.

Thanks

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