Overprint is greyed out for text?

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Nov 25, 2020 Nov 25, 2020

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Greetings,

I've created, with my limited artistic skills, well-meaning Christmas cards that utilize specialty toners (white, silver and gold) for the Xerox Iridesse Press. You can download the card here.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/y5vm2qtne242319/Christmas%20Cards.zip?dl=0

 

I need to understand why when I select multiple text elements I cannot also select overprint fill.

 

Any help, artistic as well, is welcomed!

 

Cheeers from Vancouver 🙂

 

PS: This is in the latest Indesign on Catalina.

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Adobe Community Professional , Nov 26, 2020 Nov 26, 2020
Hi BetterColour, did you select text frames or did you select text with the text tool? If you selected text frames the overprint would work on a fill color you applied to the frame ( not to the text it contains ). If your text frames have no fill color applied the overprint for fill is grayed out. So the solution would be: Select text to access overprint for the fill color of the text. Regards, Uwe Laubender ( ACP )

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 26, 2020 Nov 26, 2020

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Hi BetterColour,

did you select text frames or did you select text with the text tool?

If you selected text frames the overprint would work on a fill color you applied to the frame ( not to the text it contains ).

If your text frames have no fill color applied the overprint for fill is grayed out.

 

So the solution would be:

Select text to access overprint for the fill color of the text.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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thank you Uwe! That did the trick 🙂

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