Overprint is greyed out for text?

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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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Correct answer by Laubender | Adobe Community Professional

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

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Overprint is greyed out for text?

Participant ,
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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Correct answer by Laubender | Adobe Community Professional

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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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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