I am trying to apply a drop shadow to a PDF I have placed in my InDesign document. However, when doing so a drop shadow seems to be applied to every element inside the placed PDF instead of to the the object itself. See the .gif below as a reference for what I'm describing. How do I apply the shadow so that it sits behind the PDF?

Drop Shadow Issue

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Simply add a [paper] background to the object and it will do the drop shadow around the whole object instead.

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