enter image description hereThis is a weird problem. Trying to create a new document with a transparent background, but transparent background is not showing up in the menu any longer.

Was it in a parallel universe I used to have an option to create a document with a transparent background? In my parallel universe transparent background worked yesterday.


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You don't need to click on Advanced Options, just scroll down.

When you click on the drop down, to show the background options, they get pushed downwards, off screen and behind the Close/Create buttons. Clicking on Advanced Options does the same thing, pushing the screen down, but with an unnecessary step.

This seems like a bit of an oversight by Adobe's design team, so hopefully they fix this in a future update.

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    Wow what a design fail from Adobe's side... For me the scrollbar doesn't even appear like in your screen but I can indeed scroll down. Thanks for adding!
    – Summer
    Feb 10, 2017 at 8:55

Click on 'Advanced options' underneath the background contents for the option 'Transparent' to become available.

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I never use this option so I can't tell you if it was in the main dropdown or not but it would make more sense if it was.

  • This is complete nonsence in terms of usability. The Advanced should be a switch not a menu.
    – Odys
    Feb 25, 2017 at 11:39
  • Totally agree, it doesn't make sense. Feb 27, 2017 at 0:02

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