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Shood123
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PDF color off

Apr 30, 2012 10:16 AM

I have a pdf file with color slides and when I go to print it, the first page slides print in black instead of the blue it should print. How can I fix this? I need it for a manual.

 
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    Apr 30, 2012 2:57 PM   in reply to Shood123

    Was the pdf exported from InDesign?

    Does it appear correct in InDesign with Overprint Preview enabled? (View Overprint Preview)

     

    What are the cmyk values in Acrobat?

     
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    Apr 30, 2012 2:58 PM   in reply to Daniel Flavin

    Sorry, I thought I was in the Indesign forum

     
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    May 1, 2012 5:39 AM   in reply to Shood123

    I'm guessing your PDF is using a spot color blue and your printer is not able to properly render it. Go to Tools> Print Production> output preview (Acrobat 10), Do you see a spot color separation? If yes, go to Tools> Preflight> PDF fixups> Convert to CMYK, Save. If you have the option, convert the spot color to CMYK before saving (or exporting) to PDF. It's also possible you have a mix of RGB and CMYK in your PDF, if so, one of the PDF fixups might help.

     
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