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Fill transparency turns solid when printing to PDF

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03-30-2010 02:28 PM
We are having a problem with fill transparencies (set to less than 100 percent) turning solid (opaque) upon printing to PDF. This is a recent development. It is happening on a machine running Design Review 2011, and a separate machine running version 2008. The machine running 2011 is using PDFfill a generic free PDF converter and the machine running 2008 is using Adobe Acrobat version 8. Same results for both. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Re: Fill transparency turns solid when printing to PDF

03-30-2010 07:30 PM in reply to: jamesdugger
Thank you for your question.

Please follow these steps to print to PDF:

1. Click 'Advanced...' button in the Print dialog.
2. Turn on "Turn data into a bitmap before printing" option in the 'Advanced Print Options' dialog.
3. Click OK and Print.

Please let me know if this can be of help.

-Ben
ADR/DWF Customer Support


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Autodesk, Inc.
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Re: Fill transparency turns solid when printing to PDF

03-31-2010 09:10 AM in reply to: jamesdugger
wube,

Thank you! Everything is back to normal.
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Re: Fill transparency turns solid when printing to PDF

02-08-2013 08:50 AM in reply to: wube

Thanks for this. I found your suggested solution and it has worked for me as well. The only issue i now have is that the file size of the PDF copy is about 10 times larger than it was before I selected the Bitmap option.

 

I reduce the dpi to 300 and reduced the colour quality and this helped - significantly reducing the file size but the quality was still OK.

 

Thanks again.

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