Paragraph shading hides line under text

Community Beginner ,
Nov 20, 2019 Nov 20, 2019

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Hi,

 

I have discovered a problem using paragraph shading, that would be nice to find a solution for.

 

I have a text that needs to be shaded, and certain parts to be shaded AND underlined.

When I try to use the underline function, it seems that the shading comes on top of the underline on some of the text and below on other parts of the text.

 

I have tried several different solutions, and can with some luck make it appear, if I use different styles and go back to the original style and make soft and hard returns. But not a consistent solution!

 

Please help!

 

/May

 

 

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Hi

Can you tell us which application you are using so we can move this thread to the appropriate forum

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Nov 20, 2019 Nov 20, 2019

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Yes, Indesign 🙂

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Cheer's I've moved the thread for you

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 20, 2019 Nov 20, 2019

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Are you using Paragraph (and Character) Styles?

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Community Beginner ,
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Yes, i'm using paragraph styles for the background paragraph shading, and am manually adding the underline for selected lines. No characterstyles for this style.

 

I have discovered that if I make a soft return at the end of the underlined part it shows; if I make a hard return it disapears ...?

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 20, 2019 Nov 20, 2019

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Use Paragraph Sading and Paragraph frame and use only the bottom border.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 20, 2019 Nov 20, 2019

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Hi May,

can you show a screenshot where the issue is showing?

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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Community Beginner ,
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Sure 🙂

 

Below is the 2 paragraphs in 2 screenshots.

 

The only difference from the top to the bottom picture, is the hard return at the end of second paragraph in the bottom picture. Both paragraphs in the bottom picture have underlines just like the top picture ... ?

 

So I found a solution, but not the reason? :-s

 

Skærmbillede 2019-11-20 kl. 13.30.41.png

 

 

Skærmbillede 2019-11-20 kl. 13.18.01.png

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 28, 2020 Jul 28, 2020

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I ran into the same problem today. I have a paragraph style for the text that needs a shading and a character style for text with a hyperlink. The underline disappeares when shading is used. This looks like a bug.
But I have been playing around with this for a while and I have found a workaround for this little issue. Instead of the underline I now use the strikethrough and I lowered the line to the position I want. I saved this in a character style.

Hope this helps you or others who ran into this bug.

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Feb 15, 2021 Feb 15, 2021

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Thanks! This works for me

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 28, 2020 Jul 28, 2020

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Hi Mark,

thank you for that suggestion!

FWIW: The issue can be avoided if the height of the shading of the next paragraph does not touch the underline.

 

Nevertheless, please do a bug report:

https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs

 

If done, come back here and post the link so that we can vote for fixing the issue.

 

Thanks,
Uwe Laubender

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Hi Uwe,

 

Thank you for your suggestion.

That's a logical explanation. Although, the text remains on top so I would expect that the underline (which is part of the text, in my opinion) should also stay on top.

 

In my case I need the height of the shading on several paragraph styles so it becomes a text block (with for example a heading, intro and a body) that will flow with the entire document text. See example below.

Each paragraph needs the same amount of spacing/padding. Not every text block will start with a heading of end with body text.

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Kind regards,

Mark

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Hi Mark,

commented and voted!

 

Thanks,
Uwe Laubender

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