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Hi!

 

Isnt it possible to give a placed PDF-file a border and/or a background in Publisher 1.9.2.1024?

I have to do a workaround by droping a (white) rectangle behind the placed PDF. But this is very timeconsuming and not handy.

Choosing a border and a backgroundcolor on the marked PDF-box is not working. Nothing is happen.

 

Thanks for any hints.

 

Martin

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Place it into a Picture Frame.

-- Walt

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Thank you @walt.farrell for this hint, but its not 100% working.

See the screenshot, its working for the border - but sadly not for the background. It seems that the PDF keeps it transparencys. In the sample there is a shadow applied. Only the box should drop a shadow, not the elements inside the picturebox.

 

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For that you will have to create a rectangle and apply the effect, I think. You can group it with the Picture Frame later so if you move one they both move.

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now I´m sad 😥 - that is some extrawork in these fast-moving times.

this background-feature is a often needed feature in creating newspaper-layouts

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Off-hand, I don't recall seeing drop-shadows in newspapers that I read. Or at least, not very often.

But if it's something you need often, then you could, for example,

  • create a Picture Frame, and a rectangle under it in the Layers panel, and
  • apply the shadow to the rectangle, and
  • create a group from them, and
  • create an Asset from the group.

Then all you'd need to do when you need another one is drag it out of the Assets panel, and adjust its size. Then select the picture frame, and Place the PDF.

-- Walt

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53 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

Off-hand, I don't recall seeing drop-shadows in newspapers that I read. Or at least, not very often.

For sure, but this should demonstrate "my" issue.

We often have to place some advertisments on a coloured or patternd background. Therefore, the placed pdf must have a white background.
So we have to do your workaround about 20 to 80 times in each newspaper. Thats annoying.

Another little thing why I cant cancel my RedA-subscription. 😞

 

 

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7 minutes ago, muelli75 said:

o we have to do your workaround about 20 to 80 times in each newspaper. Thats annoying.

No, you don't. The standard picture frame functions work if you need a Fill or a Stroke on the frame, as I initially suggested.

The workaround is only for effects like the drop shadow. 

And even then, to use the workaround you just drag the asset to the page and adjust its size. That's two clicks and a drag to create the frame where you want it and sized as you want it. Then you place the PDF.

-- Walt

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