1

Alright so new feature of InDesign CC 2015 is Paragraph Shading. A long overdue feature. The question is for Print Projects is there any difference between using Shading vs the old way of putting a colored box below the text?

Here is my Paragraph Shade panel:

Shading Panel

Here is a closeup of PDF export using the Shade function:

Shade Function

Here is a closeup of PDF export using the box method:

Shade Function

I don't see any differences from a visual standpoint, (the area under my box is on a gray background) but before I implement this on print projects thought I'd ask and see what, if any, differences there are to consider when using Paragraph Shading?

2

There's really nothing to worry about in terms of output.

All that's being done is the text frame is getting a color applied to it. It's no different than placing a colored rectangle behind the text frame. Output would be the same, it's only the production method that is changing (and is easier).

  • Easier in some instances. I'm actually working on an ad so probably easier to just keep using the box method. In a larger publication where styles are relevant it would certainly be easier to implement this. – Ryan Jun 18 '15 at 13:40
  • Yeah it'll all depend on the actual layout but a color applied to a paragraph is essentially the same as if you applied a color to the text frame... or used the box method. It all outputs the same. – Scott Jun 18 '15 at 13:41

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.