2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 19, 2013 5:30 AM by Frank Spangenberg

    Acrobat XI Word PDF/A export transparency problem

    Frank Spangenberg

      Hi, I want to export a Word 2010 document (DOCX) containing transparent objects (graphics, images) as a PDF/A-1a complaint PDF file using Acrobat XI's PDF export plug-in (PDFMaker, version 11).



      Every transparent object gets a gray or black background.


      Adobe Acrobat XI Pro 11.0.1 (32-bit)

      Microsoft Word 2010 (32-bit)

      Windows 7 and Windows 8 (both 64-bit)


      I know, that PDF/A-1a doesn't allow transparency, but Acrobat X's PDFMaker (version 10) and Word 2010's own PDF export are handling it well -> white background.


      NOTE: This only happens if PDF/A-1a compatibility/compliance is selected, not for PDF/A-1b etc.


      Any suggestion how to fix this?


      Otherwise I would have to reinstall Acrobat X, which has less PDF/A fixing capabilities...