I´m preparing a 24 pages manual InDesign file to send to the commercial printer service. When I convert some underline texto to outline, the underline disappears. Same thing with bullets. Is there a solution to this conflict?

  • Why are you outlining the text at all? What will you do if you need to change something? Jul 14, 2017 at 17:25

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There's an answer on the Adobe Forum here - which basically says to highlight the text first.

However ask yourself this, do you really need to outline the fonts? If you supply the artwork in PDF to your printer, you shouldn't need to do this at all.

There's an article here on the subject which might interest you.

  • Thank you for your answers and observations. Actually, the printer ask me to outline the text.
    – Mario Mont
    Jul 18, 2017 at 14:29
  • I'm trying to convert to outline in order to add effects to just portions of the text, highlighting the text doesn't work. And the forum link you provide links to a nothing page.
    – Veggiet
    Aug 11, 2022 at 22:48

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