Underlined text: the underline disappears when I outline fonts

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Hello!

Can anyone give me some advice about this problem?

When I outline underlined fonts the underline disappears from my layout and it's really a bad issue

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Thanks in advance for your help, Anna

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 02, 2022 Mar 02, 2022
Hi Xerios234008559rl4, that is "normal" behavior of InDesign. Some formatting is thrown away when you convert text to outlines. Or it could also happen that it changes the visual appearance of type. So Willi's advice is a very good one. If you have to do this, do it in an exported PDF with Acrobat Pro DC's Preflight: Print Production > Preflight > Acrobat Pro DC 2015 Profiles > Press the icon for Single Fix Ups > Document > Convert fonts to outlines If you have to do this with your InDesign...

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Mar 02, 2022 Mar 02, 2022

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Never outline any text in InDesign. You do not only loose underline, as you have experienced.

You loose also:

  1. Text frame colors and strokes
  2. Strikethrough
  3. Paragraph shades and borders
  4. Paragraph rules
  5. Automatic buletts and numbers
  6. Cross references 

and much more.

 

What is the reason you want to outline fonts? If it is a printer requirement, choose a different printer.

If you need it for a plotter to cut content, use Adobe Acrobat Pro, in the Preflight Module there is an option to outline a PDF. That is good to use.

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Hi Xerios234008559rl4,

that is "normal" behavior of InDesign.

Some formatting is thrown away when you convert text to outlines.

Or it could also happen that it changes the visual appearance of type.

 

So Willi's advice is a very good one.

If you have to do this, do it in an exported PDF with Acrobat Pro DC's Preflight:

Print Production > Preflight > Acrobat Pro DC 2015 Profiles >

Press the icon for Single Fix Ups > Document > Convert fonts to outlines

ConvertFontsToOutlines-AcrobatPro.PNG

 

If you have to do this with your InDesign document you have to draw a new underline.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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This is normal behavior. Why are you doing it?

Beyond special artistic effects there should be no reason for it.

If you absolutely have to, export a PDF and do it in Acrobat.

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