When you’re editing shadows and backgrounds – in the colour fields instead of a hex value just paste in the entire rgb values you want, including the opacity value:
rgba(255, 0, 0, 0.3)
I can’t recall which thread but I do remember a post in this forum mentioned that method. The opacity is as you mentioned – effects all contained elements as well but using the rgb value effects just the element you apply it to.
Yes that does work perfectly I am really happy. Microthemer is the best! I have tried a lot of products and I just love Microthemer. It feels more like Adobe InDesign for me which I love, nothing else comes close.