I downloaded a full color certificate that is a form and has fields to enter information.
I actually want to print the certificate itself (not the form or the entered values) but it comes out blank. If I enter some text in the fields, the text prints fine, but that's all that prints. If I attempt to open the document in Illustrator it also comes in blank, however if I open it in Preview it views and prints just fine.
What am I missing?
Under Certificate Templates go to Chapter Greenhand, then across to and click on "CERT-GD".
Ii just saw that they intend for the PDF to be printed on a pre-printed certificate, so they did something to it so the underlying page doesn't print. I don't have time at the moment to find out exactly what's going on.
They use a background layer (OCG) that is set to not print. It doesn't show up in the Layers navigation panel (which is why I didn't notice it at first), but it's there (name = Background). There is a Preflight fixup that flattens layers, which would be a better way to make it printable.
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