I am a new user for indesign CC I have opened an old CS6 file in indesign CC and now my text frames have a solid white background? So when placed on top of a pic I cannot see the pic because of a white background text frame? How can I make the text frame transparent?
Hope someone can help
Is your text frame filled with white color?
I've put a white text frame on a blue background so you can see it change.
Select your text frame with the Black Arrow (Selection) tool. Open the Swatches panel (Window > Swatches). At the top left of the Swatches panel you can select the Fill (background) with the square icon. Below you can see it is filled with white (called Paper in InDesign):
Click on the None swatch (the one with the red slash). That will change it to No fill which is transparent:
I have the same problem, BUT, my text box has a NONE fill. The type itself has white behind the type ONLY. You can see bits of the background around the type. Even when I copy/paste into a new text box. Any ideas?
Maybe this? I do not know the original term in English.
or paragraph rules
Thank you. I checked that as well. That was not the issue. I also checked to see if it was a Outer Glow Filter, but that also was not the case.
That looks like Paragraph Shading.
If you brought your text in from MS Word, the white behind your text could be an artifact of that.
Look in your Swatches palette for a color called "White" and delete it.
I have a very similar problem.... but my problem begun when I Placed a docx document inside my text frame.
I configured well the import, assigning my base paragraph style to the style of the imported body text, but now all the imported text has a white background that it's not really a white background.... because it's not a changeable color.
But... if i reassign my base paragraph style to the text, the white background vanish...... really didn't understand
If you apply a style and it doesn't look right until you re-apply the style, it's likely that you have a local override on the type. That means that some aspect of the paragraph style is different—in your case it could be paragraph shading. You can see if a local override is present by selecting some of the text with the text cursor using the type tool and seeing if there is a + beside the name of the style in the styles pallet. Here, I have the letter "u" selected, and there is no local override:
…but here, I have the letter "m" selected in a word that has a different character color that is not part of the paragraph style. Because the different color doesn't match the paragraph style's black color, it shows a + next to the name of the style, but only when the text cursor is within the affected text:
Also, a character style that has been applied will not show as a local override:
You can clear overrides in the fly-out of the styles pallet, or hold Option (Mac) or Alt (Windows) while clicking on the name of the style