I've never seen this before. I have a simple white shape with a logo on top.
The shape itself sits on a coloured background.
So far I only used this in a document and exported it as a pdf.
But today I had to print the document and now it turns out it doensn't
print the shape. I did a few tests in ID and AI. When I colour the shape
any other colour then white it prints but as soon I colour it back to white
the shape doesn't print anymore. I have a native postscript 3 printer.
What on earth could be wrong?
Thanks Scott. The odd thing is, I never messed with overprint settings
as there was no reason for doing so. That's why I never thought of that.
The shape was visble but wasn't printed. Now it does again. Thanks!
Thanks Larry. I'm not sure. I was the only one working on this project
and I've never encountered this problem before.
Something else: can I change the overprint setting later on in Acrobat?
I've made a form in pdf and it's faster to just alter the logo's state
than to redo all the form fields. Thanks!
You might be interested in a plug-in called WhiteOP2KO (White Overprint To Knockout), from www.worker72a.com, that checks for White overprint in CMYK documents. They offer several versions with varying features (a free version that checks and puts up a findings dialog, a slightly less than free version that checks but doesn't say anything unless it finds something, and then a more full featured version that can actually fix problems).
No connection; just a satisfied user.
With an Acrobat form with fields, you can update it and not mess up the from fields by using Acrobat Pro and doing a Document>Replace Pages to make changes to the background and still have the form fields.
@ Tom, Thanks I will check that out.
@ Larry, I got mixed results. I have CS5.5 Master so I have Acrobat Pro.
I also have Pitstop Pro 10. I was able to set the overprint to none on one form,
the other gave me an error stating it was not possible to make changes.
Now I have to manually copy over the form fields to get it done.
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