How to find transparent object?

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Sep 30, 2019

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When I want to export my document in PDF, a warning box tells me I have transparent objects and it will affect my export. But impossible to find them. Is there a way to find all transparent objects in Indesign?

 

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How to find transparent object?

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Hi,

 

When I want to export my document in PDF, a warning box tells me I have transparent objects and it will affect my export. But impossible to find them. Is there a way to find all transparent objects in Indesign?

 

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Does it appear when you produce a PDF by selecting the InDesign Adobe PDF Preset, PDF/X-4?

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Go to Edit> Transparency Blend Space> CMYK.

Edit, you can show which InDesign pages have transparency by selecting panel options> Show Transparency in the Pages Panel.

You can also use the Find tool to search for specific transparency effects.

In Acrobat, you can use Output Preview> Page has transparency (will say yes or no).

 

 

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The box isn't warning you that you have transparent objects, but something quite specific. Two spaces don't match. What are they set to? If you don't know how to find either one, let us know so you can sort this out.

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As others have noted, you will get the warning if there is transparency on the page and the document’s Transparency Blend Space conflicts with the Destination set in the Export>Output tab—for example the Transparency Blend Space is set to RGB and you export to the PDF/X-1a preset, which always has a CMYK destination.

 

You can use the Flattener Preview panel to highlight transparent objects. Here the green frame is set to Multiply, so it gets highlighted as red:

 

Screen Shot 13.png

 

Screen Shot 12.png

 

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Had this same problem.

File > Package > Summary > Non Opaque Objects: On PageX, X, X

 

I couldn't see any problem with the images in InDesign, but when I opened them in Photoshop, there was a single pixel width line of transparency down the edge. Just had to crop that out and update the images in InDesign.

Screen Shot 2021-01-05 at 10.38.35 AM.png

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