I created photo "corner stickers" for my photos that will be inserted in my document. The square frame of the tiff, even though I tried to erase it, still shows. This site does not allow me to upload the PDF sample, the tiff or the InDesign document!
Message was edited by: Shirleymb4
I had forgotten to add that I'm working in CS3 and that I had set the strokes to zero. I tried something new now: I had been using the print option to make the PDF, but when I chose Export, the problem disappeared! Thank you for your prompt reply -- for some reason the screen shot didn't work the way you instructed, but I appreciate your help.
Sounds like waht you had is called "stitching," usually a thin whit outline around the object, that is transparency flattening artifact. When you print (distill) PDF there is no support for live transparency, so all files are flattened, buyt you can maintain transparency, and eliminate the stitching by exporting to Acrobat 5 or higher compatibility.
I believe the solution is that I have to choose Export and not Print. I use the most recent version of PDF Architect, so I don't believe that the PDF reader is the problem. Thank you very much for the additional info and for taking the time to reply.
You should be exporting directly from ID. You don't need any other software to produce a proper PDF from InDesign.
As I said, printing PDF is not going to preserve transparency, no matter what settings you choose, but using the built-in PDF library in ID will preserve it as long as compatibility is set to Acrobat 5 or higher. As far as viewers, the only one guaranteed to render the PDF correctly is Acrobat or Adobe Reader. Other PDF readers have varying degrees of trouble with complex PDFs and your experience will vary depending on the PDF itself and the viewer used.