Thank you for your post.
At this time, it is not possible to drop the shadow effect for fields formatted to display pop-up values (other than setting the field borders to the background color). If you don't want to print with the shadow, you could duplicate the layout and change the format for those pop-up fields to another option.
I would encourage you to enter this into our Feature Suggestion web form located at:
I could easily copy your post and paste it into the form, but there are additional questions asked that only you can answer.
Both a pop-up list and drop down list provide a set of values to select from. If you are on a Mac, you cannot tab into pop-up list. Both provide the same function. However, in a drop down list, you can enter your own information without having to include an "Other" option.
Jan Walker wrote:
I don't want to have this effect for pop-up menu fields but I don't see how to get rid of it.
Remove the field's borders, or make them transparent.
More differences between pop-ups and drop downs:
With drop downs you can usually specify the auto-complete option. You cannot with pop-ups.
If you specify a 2 column value list with the first column hidden, pop-up formatted fields display the matching value from the 2nd column while drop downs display the first (when you don't have the value list "popped up"/"dropped down").