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Old January 26th, 2016, 10:46 AM
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Default Overprinting a stroke

I have some text that I need to overprint, however I just need to overprint the stroke. Anyone know how to do this?
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Old January 26th, 2016, 11:05 AM
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I have some text that I need to overprint, however I just need to overprint the stroke. Anyone know how to do this?
You might try using a color that is set to Overprint.

FusionPro > Advanced > Colors... > (New or Edit) > check the Overprint box. Then, apply the color to your stroke.
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Old January 26th, 2016, 11:31 AM
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Default Re: Overprinting a stroke

I tried that, I setup two different colors, set one to the text color and one as the stroke color; with just the stroke color set to overprint using this rule:

if (Field("Phone") != '')
return '<z newsize="6.3"><setwidth newsize="7"><color name="Text Color"><stroke color="Text Color Overprint" width="25"><i>p</i></stroke><t><z newsize="7">' + Rule("FormatPhone");
else return '';

It applied the correct color to the text fill and the correct color to the text stroke, however it set both the fill and the stroke to overprint. However, when I look at other text in the output that has the same fill color, but no stroke it does not overprint.
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Old January 26th, 2016, 12:17 PM
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It applied the correct color to the text fill and the correct color to the text stroke, however it set both the fill and the stroke to overprint. However, when I look at other text in the output that has the same fill color, but no stroke it does not overprint.
I'm able to reproduce this as well.

When a stroke is applied to text, it appears that the text color takes on the Overprint setting of the stroke color and not visa versa.

Not sure if this is a bug?
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Old January 26th, 2016, 12:23 PM
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Default Re: Overprinting a stroke

Ok, thanks for the help.
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Old January 26th, 2016, 01:48 PM
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Default Re: Overprinting a stroke

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When a stroke is applied to text, it appears that the text color takes on the Overprint setting of the stroke color and not visa versa.

Not sure if this is a bug?
I guess that could be considered a bug. Although frankly, I'm not sure what requirement to write the bug against. I don't think that scenario has ever occurred to anyone here, to have text in one color with a stroke in a different color, where those two colors have different Overprint/Knockout settings. It might depend on the output format (PDF, PostScript, etc.).
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Old January 26th, 2016, 07:00 PM
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I guess that could be considered a bug. Although frankly, I'm not sure what requirement to write the bug against. I don't think that scenario has ever occurred to anyone here, to have text in one color with a stroke in a different color, where those two colors have different Overprint/Knockout settings. It might depend on the output format (PDF, PostScript, etc.).
I'd tend to agree. I've never had a need to do something like this in 8+ years of using FusionPro.

Maybe the need was to have the fill and stroke be the same color, but only have the stroke overprint? I can't fathom why. Maybe to create a trap? Probably not. Automated trapping software is very common today.
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