How to apply a gradient to multiple threaded textboxes.

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Hello! I am trying to create a single gradient that goes through multiple threaded textboxes as one interrupted gradient, rather than an entire gradient constrained within a text box.

 

What I'm trying to achieve:

 

Text Box 1- red

Text box 2 - orange

Text box 3 - yellow

 

What I'm getting:

Text box 1 - red then orange then yellow

Text box 2 - red then orange then yellow

Text box 3 - red then orange then yellow

I hope that's clear enough.

This has been driving me absolutely crazy. I don't need to be able to edit live text, I've been trying to do some sort of clipping mask but the paragraph is too complex even if I create outlines. 

 

Any help would be very much appreciated thanks!!

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Adobe Community Professional , Dec 17, 2020 Dec 17, 2020
Sounds like you are already part way there. You have threaded text frames, each filled with the same gradient, something like this: Select all frames with the black Selection tool. Select the Gradient tool in the Tools panel and drag horizontally across all of the selected frames.

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???

 

Hmm! Screenshots please!

 

Note if you wanna apply the gradient to the 3 text frames, select them + the gradient [colors panel] and use the "Gradient" tool!

 

… But if you want to apply the gradient to the "text"! … [bug]

 

(^/)  The Jedi

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It sounds like you could accomplish this in a number of ways

1. create three separation gradients that would simulate the continous gradient.

2. one frame applied the gradient, within the frame, another element, like a table, columns, etc. that would contain the threaded text.

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Sounds like you are already part way there. You have threaded text frames, each filled with the same gradient, something like this:

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Select all frames with the black Selection tool. Select the Gradient tool in the Tools panel and drag horizontally across all of the selected frames.

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