Selecting text without the background turning black

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Dec 22, 2020 Dec 22, 2020

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I am using colored type, and I want to tweak the color "on the fly". However, when I select the text, the selection background goes black, the color of the text goes to its negative, so I can't see the actual color. I have known before how to select text without the black background, but I forgot. Help?

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Adobe Community Professional , Dec 22, 2020 Dec 22, 2020
You can click the Split Layout View button at the bottom right of the workspace. It will show you the "real" color appearance in the second window.

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Dec 22, 2020 Dec 22, 2020

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You can click the Split Layout View button at the bottom right of the workspace. It will show you the "real" color appearance in the second window.

 

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Dec 22, 2020 Dec 22, 2020

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That works! Thanks.

Carol

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Dec 22, 2020 Dec 22, 2020

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I don't think InDesign offers that anymore. Photoshop will drop the background color when you are tweaking the text color, but InDesign keeps the color set to black. I can change the highlight color on my Mac with Apple menu > System Preferences > General > Highlight Color, but InDesign ignores it. 

 

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How does Photoshop do it? I can do this job in either, so whichever one is easier, I'll use.

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Clever, Steve. 

 

~Barb

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