Adding a Drop Shadow to text in InDesign CS6

New Here ,
Jun 17, 2013 Jun 17, 2013

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I have no character styles in my recent installation of Cloud InDesign CS6 and want to know how I import these effects.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 17, 2013 Jun 17, 2013

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Character Styles and Drop Shadow, (an object-level effect), are not related. There is nothing to import.

To apply a drop shadow to text, select (black arrow) the text frame and choose Drop Shadow from the fx menu at the bottom of the Effects panel, (Window > Effects). The Drop Shadow dialog opens where you set the parameters of the effect.

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Jun 17, 2013 Jun 17, 2013

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Thanks as well John. You've been a huge help.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 02, 2014 Jun 02, 2014

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For some reason, it's not coming up as an option for me. Whenever I click the text box, the effects box suddenly goes gray and will not let me add a shadow.

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Jun 02, 2014 Jun 02, 2014

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Be sure to select the frame itself with the Black arrow (not selecting text or using the T-tool)

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 02, 2014 Jun 02, 2014

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Thank you, figured it out! I think I was looking in the wrong effects box, because a right-clicking on the text frame and clicking effects worked instead.
Thanks again!

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LEGEND ,
Jun 02, 2014 Jun 02, 2014

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Hi,

You need another tip if you want to apply a shadow only to a part of the block text!

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New Here ,
Mar 29, 2015 Mar 29, 2015

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How do you apply a drop shadow to only part of the text in a text frame?

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LEGEND ,
Mar 29, 2015 Mar 29, 2015

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One way would be to put it into its own frame as an inline anchored object.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 27, 2021 Jan 27, 2021

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hello to all
thanks for the info.
I am strugling in adding a shadow just to a single word into a texbox.
I just need shadow for some random words, not the entire objetc. I cannot find "shadow" at character style tab
Thanks to all

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Advocate ,
Jan 27, 2021 Jan 27, 2021

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Aha! … Obi-wan Kenobi is dead since a long time, resting in peace in a galaxy far far away!

 

Come back to your main thread if you still search answers!

 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/shadow-to-a-single-word-into-a-texbox/m-p/11787847?page=1#M4...

 

(^/)  The Jedi

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LEGEND ,
Jun 17, 2013 Jun 17, 2013

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But you can import any text styles you like form other documents by going to one of the styles panels and chooing Import Styles from the panel context menu.

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Jun 17, 2013 Jun 17, 2013

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Duh..

I had a “senior moment” there.

Thanks for your help Peter.

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