Tip of the Week: Applying Seamless Shading to Consecutive Paragraphs
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If you’re using InDesign CC 2015 or later, you can apply shading to paragraphs. However, depending on the font and spacing you use, you may see a gap in shading applied to consecutive paragraphs.
- Use a different font or decrease the space between paragraphs.
In the Paragraph Borders and Shading dialog box, do any of the following:
- Increase the Offsets values.
- Set the Top Edge of the shading to align to the Leading.
Add a border. If you don’t want the border to be visible, make its Stroke width zero. Then (and this is the key), select the option to Merge Consecutive Borders and Shading. This is a new option in InDesign CC 2018.1.