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Gray bars over text

New Here ,
Sep 06, 2017 Sep 06, 2017

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Hi: I just updated my InDesign, so not sure if that has something to do with it, but I keep on having gray bars appear over text (see below). Does anyone know how to undo this?

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Adobe Community Professional , Sep 06, 2017 Sep 06, 2017
It's called Greeking. Go to Edit > Preferences > Display Performance and set Greek Type Below to 0.Greeking is on as a default, and it displays very small text as gray bars when the assumption is that the text is too small to read anyway. Years ago it was a speed issue to help the pages display more quickly, but I've never cared for it, and always disable it.

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Sep 06, 2017 Sep 06, 2017

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It's called Greeking. Go to Edit > Preferences > Display Performance and set Greek Type Below to 0.

Greeking is on as a default, and it displays very small text as gray bars when the assumption is that the text is too small to read anyway. Years ago it was a speed issue to help the pages display more quickly, but I've never cared for it, and always disable it.

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 10, 2021 Sep 10, 2021

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Thank you for the above. This issue was solved in 2017.
However, now in 2021, the same issue arise but the solution doesn't match the new interface 😞
Hate it when they upgrade stuff but get rid of things just to put back later and call it another upgrade!!! 😞

Very dissapointed with Adobe Illustrator team!

So what is the solution in 2021? Can anyone help?

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This is the InDesign forum and if you meant InDesign you are not looking in the right place. It's under display performance and nothing has changed in this regard in more than 2 decades since InDesign was released.

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New Here ,
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Thank you!!

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Always happy to help, Christine!

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