Blend Level in Fields

Sivakatirswami katir at
Tue Feb 21 22:00:17 CST 2006

On Feb 21, 2006, at 5:07 PM, Scott Rossi wrote:

> Recently, Sivakatirswami wrote:
>> Is there some trick for setting transparency in fields   ("blend")
>> such that the foreground color (the textcolor) is not affected by the
>> blend level? I tried all the ink options... nothing works.
> I don't think it's possible yet to set the opacity of the field's  
> background
> separately from its content.  Regardless, it doesn't seem that big  
> a deal to
> set the field's opaque to false and place a translucent image (or  
> graphic
> under 2.7) behind.

Hmm let's see. Current project I'm trying to make a bit more "classy":

18 fields; quite a bit of tweaking of fld sizes and positions... each  
change would require an additional tweak of the translucent "under  
cover" object...

Of course this could be done by script I suppose if one were to be  
smart enough to name the graphic the same as the field with slight  
change in nomenclature

field name "rates"   graphic name "rates-bkgnd"

repeat with x = 1 to the number of fields
create grc
--do more stuff here
   set the rect of grc (the shortname of fld x &"-bkgnd") to the rect  
of fld "x"
end repeat

But, I think I'll put this in as feature request... I was hoping the  
new feature meant we finally got background transparency also, so we  
could design like we do in our old graphic world (InDesign CS2 at the  


> Regards,
> Scott Rossi
> Creative Director
> Tactile Media, Multimedia & Design

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