Shapes not showing up in indesign 2018

Participant ,
Mar 10, 2018 Mar 10, 2018

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Hi

I’m hoping someone can help.  I (think) I’ve got a really simple problem but I can’t see how to resolve it.

When i I use the shape tool or the pen tool the shape isn’t shown in my pages panel or when I view my document in presentation mode.

Text box fills appear as expected.

I only use indesign iccassionally so ive never come across this before...

Any help would be much appreciated!

Many thanks

Kim

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Community Expert , Mar 11, 2018 Mar 11, 2018

Check the layers panel to make sure these are not on a non-printing layer or set to non-printing themselves. The fact that they don't show in presentation mode points to that as the highest probability.

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Mar 10, 2018 Mar 10, 2018

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Could you post a screen shot showing the shape (make sure that it is selected) you've drawn both in presentation mode and in the normal screen view. Also include your swatch panel.

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I will do thank you for helping. I’m not near my Mac at the moment but I’ll post it first thing tomorrow

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Hope these are ok, oas mentioned the shape doesn't show up in presentation mode... 🙂  thank you

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Check the layers panel to make sure these are not on a non-printing layer or set to non-printing themselves. The fact that they don't show in presentation mode points to that as the highest probability.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to reply, you are a star! 🙂 🙂

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So, what was it? The layer or the objects set to non-printing?

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Do you have fill or stroke color assigned?

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It’s a fill colour m, thank you for helping

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