I want to draw the following image:

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(This is from Wikipedia. I want to draw it in InDesign.)

The problem is that if I draw these circles by using Ellipse Tool and then set their opacity to 50 or 25%, this also affects text and borders. The text and borders should stay black; they should not be gray instead of black.

Is it possible without using two sets of frames: one set for background and another for text and borders?

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InDesign has separate transparency settings for the Object as a whole and its Stroke, Fill and Text.

These can be accessed using the Effects panel.

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