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Designer 1.7.0—Can't Change Shape Text Background Colour

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I'm not sure if this is a bug or a new feature of 1.7. If you draw a shape with a colour fill, and then use the text tool to put text in this shape, the fill colour stays—in previous versions it would make your shape transparent. And once it's a shape text object, I can't find any way to change or remove the colour. The only colour I can change is that of the text.

I am using 1.7.0.367 on Windows 10.

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Only Publisher has support for setting/changing the fill or stroke of a Text Frame.

I was rather surprised to see Designer keeping the fill/stroke settings when a shape is converted to a Text Frame, but I'm not sure if that is a bug or if it's Serif reacting to the user requests that those settings be retained when converting a shape to a Text Frame.

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Hi mark-h,

I've passed this on to development. Unfortunately the only way to do it is to select a text frame without a fill and go Edit > Copy. You can then select the filled text frame and use Edit > Paste Style.

As Walt has said Publisher now has the ability to colour text frames, but this has had a knock on consequence in Designer, that means you cannot remove it using the UI.

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4 hours ago, Sean P said:

I've passed this on to development. Unfortunately the only way to do it is to select a text frame without a fill and go Edit > Copy. You can then select the filled text frame and use Edit > Paste Style.

Better than than nothing, although that does mean it also copies over the text style as well, so you have to get those matching first.

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