I have been working in the same document the past few days with no issues. even this morning everything was working normally. I was using a few objects with lighter opacity applied to them.

All of a sudden every object that had an opacity applied to it was displaying at 100% opacity. When I try to go back and adjust the objects opacity, nothing visibly happens.

Maybe I hit something on the keyboard and changed a setting unknowingly?

Any ideas as to what may be causing this issue?

  • Hello, can you adjust the opacity of objects in a new document? I am not aware of any keyboard shortcuts that would prevent changing opacity, but you could always try resetting your preferences. What does your effects panel look like?
    – AndrewH
    Jul 12 '19 at 13:39
  • Yes they changed in a different document. I actually just closed out of my indesign and reopened the file, and everything is working like normal. Just curious as to how my settings were changed so easily...
    – Joe Wilde
    Jul 12 '19 at 13:45
  • Not sure. When in doubt, close out and open.
    – AndrewH
    Jul 12 '19 at 15:15
  • Closeout and open your InDesign, and it should resolve it.
    – Pedro
    Apr 25 '20 at 19:56

I had the same issue. Save your file, close it, and try updating indesign in creative cloud. When I reopened the application it worked again

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