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Text in Indesign and Illustrator has a 'light shaddow' surrounding each character when printed from within the applications or when a pdf of the files is printed.  It seems to be in the vertical aspect of the characters and not in the horizontal aspect.  The same text printed in Pages or Word does not show this 'shaddow'.

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Printed text has a shadow

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Text in Indesign and Illustrator has a 'light shaddow' surrounding each character when printed from within the applications or when a pdf of the files is printed.  It seems to be in the vertical aspect of the characters and not in the horizontal aspect.  The same text printed in Pages or Word does not show this 'shaddow'.

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Make sure you don’t have any effects applied.

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Can you post a screen shot showing the problem. Also what operating system and what version of InDesign are you using?

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Above is the printed copy. Below is a screen shot of the indesign file on iiMac os 10.14.4, indesign 14.0.2

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Again, check the effects panel. Looks like you have a shadow applied.

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What effects?  Selecting Text shows no Object -> Effect, selecting the text frame, there are no Effects selected.

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There is a 'global light', whatever that is...  And the effect does not show viewing the file, only on the printing of the file.

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If you’d like to post the file somewhere that we can download it and check, feel free. Someone will check it out.

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While you have the text frame selected go to the Effects Panel and if you see the "fx" icon next to the right of "Object:" that means that an effect is applied. To remove it (with the frame still selected) click on the trash can on the lower right of the panel.

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There is an fx, but the trash can gives a circle with a slash, so I think no effects are applied.

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Screenshot please.

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I think you're going to need to post that file somewhere.

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How to do that?

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Whatever is happening is unique to your system. No issues here.

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Could Adobe products be using a different type set than word or pages, especially when printing?  If so, is there a way to have it use the same set?

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Just to be certain.  The effect does not show when you print my file??  Thanks.

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No, it does not.

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Does this happen on all printers or on only one printer? If only one printer does it matter which computer you print from? Again, if so, what type of printer is this? If it’s an inkjet see if there is a setting for printing in black only or monochrome or grayscale.

I suspect you have an inkjet printer that has the heads unaligned. Check the manual or software the printer came with to align the heads.

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It is an inkjet printer.  The effect is there printing the file from iMac or MacBook.  The same text prints without the effect from pages and word, so it is not a printer alignment problem.  I tried 'print text as black' and the effect is still there.  I will try to get a friend to print the file and see what happens.  Thanks...

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Hi ralphj17720980 ,

if you export to PDF with InDesign will you see the effect?

Regards,
Uwe

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I see the effect if I export an InDesign file to pdf.  I chatted with apple and they have no answer.  Hp does not have a current driver for my printer.  My latest thought is that whatever driver output / connection the latest Adobe has for Indesgin / Acrobat, no longer works with an older driver.

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I assume that you tested my file on a mac?  with a hp printer?  and that the printer is newer that my older hp printer??

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I was having this same problem printing files with text and images from Illustrator - a 'shadow' was applied to all items on the document even though my Effects menu was empty.

When I put new ink cartridges in my HP Officejet 4650 I skipped the printer alignment. I have since done the alignment and it seems to have resolved the issue...Won't be skipping the alignment next time lol

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Well, I purchased and installed a new HP printer and the effect is gone.  Since the old printer worked with applications other than Adobe's, over time,  the  Adobe-HP or Adobe-HP-OS connection must have become somewhat incompatible.  Or, so it would seem.

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