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How can I outline texts with underline?

Community Beginner ,
Apr 11, 2017 Apr 11, 2017

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I met a big problem with outline feature. Like this,

1. Put it on some text

2. Underline (Shortcut - Ctrl+Shift+U)

3. Outline the underlined text.

4. Then, underline just gone.

So, How can I outline texts with underline?

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Adobe Community Professional , Apr 11, 2017 Apr 11, 2017
That is my experience as well. But you can select the frame, copy/paste it in Illustrator and do it there.The copy/paste it back into InDesign:I'm curious why you are outlining it, though.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 11, 2017 Apr 11, 2017

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That is my experience as well. But you can select the frame, copy/paste it in Illustrator and do it there.

Adobe Illustrator CC 2017ss_001.png

The copy/paste it back into InDesign:

InDesign CCss_016.png

I'm curious why you are outlining it, though.

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Apr 11, 2017 Apr 11, 2017

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Because To control crash fonts problem when i open my indd file at other computer.

And this method would be good as well. Thanks!

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Apr 11, 2017 Apr 11, 2017

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Ok. That makes sense, but of course you can't edit it.

Are both computers on CC? If you opt to use the Typekit fonts that are included with your CC subscription, if you move a file from one computer to the other and don't already have the fonts installed, they will sync on opening. It's pretty handy and the type remains edible.

InDesign CCss_027.png

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 11, 2017 Apr 11, 2017

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I worked with CS6, So I think it would be better to purchase CC

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Guide ,
Apr 11, 2017 Apr 11, 2017

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Hi

I think you should read this great article:

https://indesignsecrets.com/converting-text-to-outlines-the-right-way.php

Vinny

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 11, 2017 Apr 11, 2017

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Actually, I already know this method that flatten all of texts when export PDF, I couldn't use it on this way. Thank you for remind me

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 11, 2017 Apr 11, 2017

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I couldn't -> I didn't

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LEGEND ,
Apr 11, 2017 Apr 11, 2017

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Hi,

Sometimes, The Force could help! …

(^/) 

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 11, 2017 Apr 11, 2017

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This would be good way to solve the problem Thank you very much

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 12, 2017 Apr 12, 2017

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Obi, where is your script?    

Remember, never say you can't do something in InDesign, it's always just a question of finding the right workaround to get the job done. © David Blatner

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LEGEND ,
Apr 12, 2017 Apr 12, 2017

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Not free! … but I can give you its name:  0144_VectorizedUnderlining_MichelAllio.jsx 

(^/)

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 11, 2017 Apr 11, 2017

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There is not any reason to create outlines from fonts in InDesign as it causes a lot of problems. Don't do it! You loose underlines, bullets, numers, auto text, text variables, frame strokes, frame areas.

DON'T OUTLINE TEXT.

If a printer requires outlined text, choose a different one. Text in a PDF is embedded if the font does allow it.

If a font does not allow embedding, you are neither allowed by its licence to outline it!

If you need to have outlines for a cutting plotter later in a workflow, go to Acrobat Pro, Printproduction, Preflight and apply a preflight profile to outline text.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 11, 2017 Apr 11, 2017

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Hi Willi,

in post 4 of this thread the OP is answering the why behind the question:

Because To control crash fonts problem when i open my indd file at other computer. …

So we should tackle this problem first, I think.

Why is this particular font crashing InDesign on the other machine?

What OS versions are we talking about?
What font is used?
How are the files transferred to the other computer?

What is the exact version of InDesign CS6 on both machines?


( Weren't there some problems with the very first version of InDesign ( v 8.0.0 ) regarding font management?
So: Is InDesign CS6 on the latest available software version on both machines? )

Regards,
Uwe

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 11, 2017 Apr 11, 2017

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I did read it. But this cannot be a solution for any crash. The problem is found deeper. Is the font damaged? Than it has to be changed to a different one. Is the installation corrupted? Uninstall it, clean it up and install it again.

A not recommended feature is not a replacement for a wrong working functionality in any program. We have to go to the root of the problem.

It is as if someone goes to the doctor to amputate his toes. The doctor does it without warning that guy and asking why he wants to do so. At the end he learns, that his stockings are to thick, so his shoes are to small. Ok, amputation did its job. But would it be the best solution?

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Apr 12, 2017 Apr 12, 2017

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Don't forget to write about it in the future, o the greedy Jedi ))

Remember, never say you can't do something in InDesign, it's always just a question of finding the right workaround to get the job done. © David Blatner

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LEGEND ,
Apr 12, 2017 Apr 12, 2017

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George,

I'm not greedy! [ "ce genre de débat récurrent commence sérieusement à me gaver!!!" (in French)   ] … and not sure you work for free too!

I've Google-searched for comments about this simple question: "How can I "really outline" texts with underline?" … and found nothing that seems relevant to me!

I've just imagined a "script" way to fix it! …

All the scripts I wrote since just one year [officially, 144; in fact, more than 300!] and all the tricks I imagined are first for my own work (I'm a book designer).

When I don't give them for free [just take a look at my pro bono deals], if some want them, I'll sale them with pleasure!

If they don't, no problem for me! I don't write scripts or other solutions for a "money" reason! … but it's not enough to hide a solution exists!

So, keep cool, bro! Ваше здоровье!

(^/)

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Ctrl ShiftU doesn't work on my desktop it just doesn't work

 

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