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New Contest! The Case of the Green Stop Sign

Hey folks, it’s time for another InDesign mystery that you can solve for a chance to win an awesome prize!

Here’s the scenario: 

Someone has provided you with an InDesign file containing shapes resembling traffic signs, and some paragraph styles to format the text that needs to be added to the signs.

When you first add the text, there’s nothing unusual.

But when you apply the styles, all the signs turn green.

The fill colors applied to the objects have not changed.

There are no other objects on the page that would cause the color change.

Why do the signs change color when the text is styled?

This month’s prize is 3 months access to videos of any 2 days of CreativePro Week 2018!

The winner will be chosen at random from all the correct answers I receive before August 30, 2018

Enter now by emailing your solution to mike at

Note: Comments are closed on this post so no one gives away the answer. Good luck!

Mike Rankin

Mike Rankin

Editor in Chief of, InDesign Magazine, and Author of LinkedIn Learning courses on InDesign, Illustrator, GIMP, Inkscape, and Adobe Dimension.
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